Four Rescued, One deceased in Coronado Islands, Mexico Boat Capsizing

SAN DIEGO — The body of a missing fisherman was found at 11:34 a.m., near the Coronado Islands, Mexico, after a four-hour joint agency search.

Harbor Police divers discovered the missing passenger aboard the fishing vessel that had capsized at approximately 4:00 a.m.

The Coast Guard, San Diego Harbor Police, San Diego Life Guards and the Mexican Navy worked together to coordinate search efforts for the missing person.

The fishermen were on a 30-foot fishing vessel, when it capsized.

The Coast Guard Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC) was contacted by the good Samaritan vessel Connie Sea, which recovered two people and then transferred them to a 33-foot rescue boat from Coast Guard Station San Diego. The two other people aboard the capsized vessel swam to shore

The two people who were able to swim to shore were hoisted aboard a MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter and transported to Sector San Diego, where they were examined by emergency medical personnel and found to be in good condition.

The cause of the incident is under investigation. The weather near the Islands 10-15 knot winds, and 1 to 2 foot seas with clear visibility.

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