Coast Guard ends search for boat reported in distress off Point Loma
The Coast Guard has officially suspended its search for a boat reportedly in distress and taking on water about a mile from San Diego's Point Loma.
In all, the Coast Guard searched for nine hours Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The Coast Guard had a call about 5 p.m. Wednesday from a local salvage company saying that a 20-foot boat with an adult and three children aboard needed help.
Along with searching, the Coast Guard throughout the night issued an "Urgent Marine Information Broadcast" asking boaters in the area to look for the distressed boat, call the Coast Guard, and render aid.
No debris was found.
One possibility is that the boat regained power and made the trip to land without assistance.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego