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    Search Continues For Missing Boater Near Discovery Bay

    U.S. Coast Guard crews on Sunday searched for hours for a missing man in Indian Slough, near Discovery Bay, and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office took over the search later in the day. Christie Smith reports. (Published Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019)

    U.S. Coast Guard crews on Sunday searched for hours for a missing man in Indian Slough, near Discovery Bay, and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office took over the search later in the day.

    At about 4:15 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report of a person in the water in Indian Slough. The missing person was identified as Efferin Cruz, a man in his mid 30s, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds, the Coast Guard said.

    Cruz entered the water when a small inflatable craft he was in collapsed, the Coast Guard said. A companion in the raft with Cruz was able to swim to shore.

    USCG crews from Rio Vista responded by water in a 29-foot response boat and by air via helicopter, arriving on scene a little after 5 a.m., the Coast Guard said. Contra Costa County Sheriff's personnel assisted in the search and later called in a marine unit to take over, the sheriff's office said.

    Anyone with information about Cruz should contact Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center personnel at 415-399-3451 or the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office at 925-646-2441.

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