SAN DIEGO–U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews continue their search for the missing crewmember of the sailboat Aegean, west of the Coronado Islands in Mexico.
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter have searched throughout the night, along with a Coast Guard C-130, and a Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter search and rescue helicopter crew rejoined the search this morning.
The Coast Guard, along with the Mexican navy and civilian volunteers searched more than 500-square miles since the search began Saturday morning following reports of boat debris near the Coronado Islands. Three of the four crewmembers from the Aegean were found dead during Saturday’s search. The sailboat had been participating a Newport, Calif., to Ensenada, Mexico regatta.
“Our Coast Guard members feel for the family and friends of these sailors and we continue to keep them on our thoughts and prayers,” said Capt. Sean Mahoney, Commander, Sector San Diego.
Coast Guard investigators have not determiend a cause for the incident and are actively investigating this incident.