Coast Guard Thinks Debris Field is From Long Beach Based Bayliner

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard continues searching in the vicinity of a debris field thought to be from a 26 to 28-foot Bayliner that departed Long Beach around midnight.

The vessel left the Long Beach area late last night on a planned trip to Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island.

The Coast Guard suspects the missing vessel was involved in a collision with a barge in the vicinity of the debris field. Investigators have identified fiberglass debris on the barge that has been visually matched to fiberglass debris recovered from the water by responders this morning.

The weather on scene has continued to improve, allowing all available assets to continue the search for those who may have been aboard the overdue vessel. Coast Guard Station Los Angeles, Air Station Los Angeles, Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal and Baywatch Redondo are all searching the area.

The investigation continues. The names of the people reported to be aboard the overdue vessel are being withheld pending notifications to family members.

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