Fourth Victim in Yacht Race Crash Identified

Theo Mavromatis of Redondo Beach, has been missing since April 28

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, May 9, 2012  |  Updated 6:13 PM PDT
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Body Found Near Yacht Crash

A body has been found in the same area of a deadly yacht accident that happened last weekend near the Coronado Islands. Niki Burgan with SoCal H2O Rescue Team speaks in this report from NBC 7's Diana Guevara.

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Officials have positively identified a body found in the ocean near the site of a racing yacht crash as that of a missing crew member.

The Aegean went missing near the Coronado Islands April 28 while sailing from Newport, Calif., to Ensenada, Mexico.

The bodies of sailors Kevin Rudolph, 53, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., William Reed Johnson Jr., 57, of Torrance, Calif., and Joseph Lester Stewart, 64, of Bradenton, Fla. were found immediately after the crash was reported.

A fourth body recovered by a private vessel this weekend has been identified by the San Diego County medical examiner as the fourth crew member, Theo Mavromatis of Redondo Beach. 

The Coast Guard has not yet officially determined what happened to The Aegean in the deadly boating accident.

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