Searchers Find Missing Boater's Body

Four others found after boat goes down near Coronados Islands

By Eric S. Page
|  Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009  |  Updated 3:44 PM PDT
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Searchers Find Missing Boater's Body

There was no sign of the missing boater for four hours.

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The body of a person reported missing shortly after a boat capsized about 15 miles southwest of San Diego early Tuesday was recovered after a four-hour search.
   
The 30-foot motorized vessel capsized about a mile northwest of the Coronado Islands around 4 a.m. For four of the people onboard, it became a story of survival, but for the fifth, things weren't so lucky.
 
The people on the boat were all U.S citizens who were out on a recreational fishing outing when the boat capsized about a mile from the Coronado Islands.

Two of the five were pulled out of the water around 7:30 a.m. by crew members of the Connie Sea, a 17-foot commercial fishing vessel. The other two managed to swim to the northernmost of the four islands, which is less than a quarter-square-mile in size. They were airlifted off the island late in the morning.

A Coast Guard vessel brought the two people picked up from the Connie Sea back to San Diego early in the afternoon.

The name of the boater whose body was found dead has not been released, nor has the name of his fellow passengers, none of whom were ready to talk about the ordeal by the time of this report.

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