2 dead, 2 missing after boating accident off NorCal coast

Apr 19, 2015 2:32 PM by News Staff

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say two people have been found dead and two others remain missing following a boating accident off the Northern California coast.

The Sonoma County Sheriff's office says the search for the fishing party was launched Friday evening after someone reported that the boaters had not returned to dock near Bodega Bay.

Poor visibility hampered the nighttime search, but by Saturday morning a Coast Guard crew spotted the missing boat, which was overturned in the rocks near Tomales Point in Marin County. Two bodies and a boat engine were found in the area.

Coast Guard Lt. Amanda Faukner said the agency had issued an advisory warning boaters of rough seas and gusty wind for the coastal area this weekend.

The search is continuing for the two missing boaters.

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