Coast Guard Suspends Search off Monterey Coast
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Coast Guard suspended the search at 9:30 a.m. for four people who reported abandoning their 29-foot sailboat approximately 65 miles off the coast of Monterey, Calif., Sunday.
Coast Guard crews made 34 searches with the assistance of the Navy and 129th Rescue Wing, California Air National Guard doing five additional searches.
The multi-agency search covered an area approximately 20,000 square miles, an area roughly the size of West Virginia. The search lasted 42 hours and involved hundreds of rescue workers.
Assets involved in the search include:
Coast Guard Cutter Active
Air Station Sacramento HC-130 Hercules
Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopters
Coast Guard Station Monterey, 47-foot motor lifeboat crew
129th Rescue Wing, California Air National Guard
E2-C Hawkeye from the Navy's Carrier Airborne Command and Control Squadron One One Seve