One Dead, Three Missing After Boat Hits Rocks on Farallon Islands

By: Sophia Silletto - Sat, 14 Apr 2012 23:56:11 -0800

   SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - One person is dead and three others still missing after a boat involved in a race around the Farallon Islands ran aground this afternoon.
The boating accident involving a 38-foot sailing vessel named the
Low Speed Chase was reported around 3 p.m., according to U.S. Coast Guard
Petty Officer Levi Read.

A Coast Guard helicopter was able to rescue two people from the
rocks on the islands this afternoon, and an Air National Guard helicopter
rescued another person, Read said.

A fourth person pulled from the water has been pronounced
deceased, and another three people are still unaccounted for.

The Coast Guard has two boats on the scene, still searching for
the boat's remaining occupants.
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