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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

One Dead, One Missing After Canoe Sinks in San Francisco Bay (Update)

Posted By on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 9:17 AM

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Update: Authorities have located the body of the 22-year-old man who went missing after his canoe sank last night. The U.S. Coast Guard has been scouring the San Francisco Bay this morning looking for a 22-year-old man who went missing off the South San Francisco coastline while fishing with his father and girlfriend yesterday. 

According to press reports, authorities got word of the missing man at about 10:20 p.m. Monday. The man, his girlfriend, and his 54-year-old father went fishing out of Oyster Point early Monday evening when the canoe sunk.

The missing man was last seen swimming to shore to get help. 

The 22-year-old woman was later found by rescuers at about 1:20 a.m. and was taken to a local hospital where she was being treated. The 54-year-old man was found unresponsive near Coyote Point at about 2 a.m. He died an hour later.

All three were wearing life jackets and jumped from the canoe when water started flooding the boat. 

[via NBC News]
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