Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay, MH-65 Dolphin from Air Station San Francisco
Archive image from a SAR exercise:
Aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco raise an aviation survival technician during vertical surface training in Pacifica, California, March 19, 2019. Aircrew members train regularly to ensure they remain proficient and ready.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama.

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing man Monday in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay, after a man was reported missing Sunday morning.

The Coast Guard crews searched approximately 487 square nautical miles over the course of 27 hours.

Missing is Efferin Cruz, a man in his mid 30’s, approximately 5’6″ and 185 pounds.

Cruz entered the water when the small, inflatable craft he was in popped.

At approximately 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report of a person in the water in Indian Slough.

A Coast Guard Station Rio Vista 29-foot Response Boat-Small and a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter arrived on scene at approximately 5:05 a.m. and began searching. Costa County Sherriff’s personnel are also assisting in the search for the individual.

A Coast Guard Station Rio Vista Auxiliary boatcrew relieved the RB-S and Dolphin crews around 9:40 a.m. to continue the search.

Coast Guard crews searched throughout the day Sunday until approximately 6:40 p.m., where crews temporarily suspended the search for the night.

At approximately 6:15 a.m. a Dolphin crew arrived on scene to commence a final first light search.

The Coast Guard search efforts were suspended Monday morning.

-USCG-

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