Day 9 Search Approved in Sea of Cortez - NBC Bay Area

Day 9 Search Approved in Sea of Cortez



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    The U.S. Coast Guard will continue to search Monday for signs of a  charter fishing boat that capsized a week ago near Baja, Mexico, officials said.

    Monday marks the 9th day since the boat the men were on sank in rough seas.   

    A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircrew completed their sixth  day of searching Sunday in a 990 square-mile area in the Sea of Cortez near  Isla San Luis, Mexico. They joined the search effort last week. No sign of the seven people still missing from the  boat were found.

       The boat, operated by the fishing excursion company Baja  Sportfishing Inc., sank at 2:30 a.m. on July 3, according to the Coast Guard.  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.

    There are reports divers may soon enter the waters where the boat sank in an effort to find possible victims still trapped inside the vessel.