LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Search crews resumed scouring the waters off the Orange County coastline on Thursday for a Dana Point-based sailor whose empty boat washed ashore early Wednesday morning.READ MORE: Lakers Handle Celtics 117-102, Split Rivalry For Season
The Coast Guard and Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol units were searching along the coast for Andrew Szaz, who never made it back to harbor in his 28-foot sailboat, Babe. Szaz was reported missing about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Just before 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, Laguna Beach authorities received a call about a vessel in the surf line off of North Main Beach, Laguna Beach police Lt. Jason Kravetz said.READ MORE: Retired Judge To Investigate Claims Riverside County Failed To Protect Turpin Children After They Were Freed
The boat was about 25 yards off shore, so lifeguards maneuvered it into deeper water and it was towed back to Dana Point Harbor, Kravetz said.
Detectives are investigating the disappearance as a homicide.MORE NEWS: Family Mourn Teenager Shot And Killed Near Boyle Heights Recreation Center
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