3 Dead, 1 Missing In Yacht Mishap Off California Coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three crew members of a sailboat have been found dead and a fourth person is missing after their boat ran into trouble during a yacht race off the coasts of California and Mexico.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Henry Dunphy says rescuers are searching late Saturday for the crew member after finding the bodies and debris from the boat near the Coronado Islands in Mexico.

He says the Coast Guard was investigating what may have happened to the boat.

The 37-foot vessel, called “The Aegean”, was participating in the 125-mile Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race that began Friday. Its home port is Redondo Beach.

The names of the dead were not released pending notification of next of kin.

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