Searchers recover bodies of four boaters

June 23, 2008 4:10:31 PM PDT
Searchers have recovered the bodies of four Oakland men who drowned after an overloaded fishing boat capsized.

San Joaquin County authorities say the four men were on a 14-foot aluminum boat crowded with ten people when it tipped over. The accident happened around 12:30 yesterday morning in a canal near Tracy.

None of the men on board were wearing lifejackets, but six were able to swim ashore.

The operator of the boat -- 43-year-old Daniel Cordova -- was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated.

Authorities say he could also face vehicular manslaughter charges.


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