Search called off for boat that reportedly sank

Search called off for boat that reportedly sank

Search called off for boat that reportedly sank

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 26, 2013 at 1:16 PM

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- The Coast Guard has called off the search for a boat that reportedly sank far off the Central California coast with two adults and two children on board, saying it could be a hoax.

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Mike Lutz said Tuesday morning crews found no debris and no physical signs of distress after searching for nearly 48 hours.

The Coast Guard received a series of broken distress calls Sunday saying a family of four was in a sailboat that was taking on water. The family said they were trying to fashion a makeshift life raft.

Lutz says no one has come forward to report family members missing at sea.

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