Search Goes on in Baja

Sunday, Jul 10, 2011  |  Updated 7:42 AM PDT
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Charles Gibson, survivor of boat accident in Mexico, recounts the deadly experience

Charles Gibson, survivor of boat accident in Mexico, recounts the deadly experience

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The U.S. Coast Guard said it will continue to aid in search  efforts Sunday for a charter fishing boat carrying Bay Area residents that  sank a week ago off the Baja California Coast.

The Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircrew, which was brought into the  search at the request of the Mexican navy, completed its fifth search  Saturday of a 1,019-square mile area in the Sea of Cortez near Isla San Luis,  Mexico, Coast Guard officials said.

The Coast Guard has searched approximately 3,200 square miles of  ocean and land, working with the Mexican navy and federal police. No signs of  the seven people still missing from the boat have been found, according to  the Coast Guard.

The boat, operated by the fishing excursion company Baja  Sportfishing Inc., sank at 2:30 a.m. on July 3. More than 40 people were on  board including crew members and a group of fishermen from various Bay Area  cities, who were on a fishing trip together.

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