After more than 30 hours of searching, U.S. Coast Guard and Air National Guard assets suspended their efforts Sunday evening to find four missing crew members from the Sydney 38 Low Speed Chase, which was grounded on a rocky shore of the Farallon Islands around 3 p.m. Saturday during the annual Full Crew Farallones Race.
Not long after seven of the eight crew were washed overboard by huge waves, Coast Guard and Air National Guard teams rescued the boat's owner, James Bradford, 41, of Chicago, and crew member Brian Chong of Tiburon who were reportedly clinging to rocks near the beached sloop. Nick Vos of Sonoma, who is in his 20s, managed to stay with the boat as she went ashore, apparently breaking his leg in the process. He was also hoisted to safety by a helo crew. The body of crewman Marc Kasanin, 46, was also airlifted from the scene late Saturday afternoon.
Despite a massive, 15- by 30-mile search and rescue effort that involved three cutters, a 47-ft motor lifeboat, at least three helicopters and at least one C-130 aircraft, the four other crew have not been found, and are now presumed dead. They are: Vos' girlfriend Alexis Busch of Larkspur, also in her 20s; Jordan Fromm, 25, of Kentfield; Elmer Morrissey of Ireland, who is in his early 30s; and Alan Cahill of Tiburon.
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Tags: sailing, san francisco, yacht, race, sailors, overboard, usa1
Location: San Francisco, California, United States (load item map)
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