Search for fisherman called off

February 22, 2009 7:06:31 PM PST
U.S. Coast Guard officials have ended their search Sunday morning for a missing fisherman whose boat sank off the coast of Ano Nuevo Point in San Mateo County on Saturday afternoon, Lt. j.g. Simone Mausz said.

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A Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched at sunrise Sunday to the area where two men were found in a life raft near where the vessel sank around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The search ended at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday when Coast Guard officials weren't able to locate the third fisherman, she said.

A snowstorm Saturday made visibility an issue for the search team, Mausz said. It was unclear if the weather posed a problem Sunday morning.

The two survivors are being treated for hypothermia at Stanford Medical Center and are doing fine, Mausz said.

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