Authorities are seeking any help they can get, including the public assistace to identify a family missing at sea, according to a Feb. 26 NBC affiliate KCR TV report. The family reportedly sent out a several distress calls, seeking help for a sinking boat off the Central California coast.
Authorities have no idea of the location of the family or their boat after the family lost contact with the coast guard, after a cryptic message, “This is the Charm Blow, we are abandoning ship,” reports Fox 8 Cleveland.
According to Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Mike Lutz, “there's still no information on where the boat was coming from, where it was going or who the people on board are.”
The family of four, which had been out sailing a small boat on Sunday on the west side of Monterray Bay Bay, includes two children under eight. Weather reports had shown rough weather and a weekend advisory warning had been issued, warning of rough seas and colder water temperatures that would hinder long-term survival.
Search crews planned to continue air and sea searches to locate the family.
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