LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Coast Guard has located a missing sailboat near Southern California’s Channel Islands and officials say all three people aboard are fine.
Petty Officer Sondra Kneen says the 35-foot vessel was found safe about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday near Santa Cruz Island. The boaters said there was a misunderstanding about their return date, and that they had not planned to come back into port until Thursday.
The search using a helicopter and a cutter began Tuesday night after a passenger’s wife reported said the boat didn’t return as planned.
Kneen says the boat’s operator, his wife and a male passenger were on board.
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