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3 dead, 1 missing from Redondo Beach yacht in Mexico sailboat race

Boats in the waters of Redondo Beach are seen in this undated file photo.

April 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Three members of a sailboat crew are dead and one is missing after their Redondo Beach yacht ran into trouble during a race in Mexico.

The crew members and boat debris were found near the Coronado Islands in Mexico. The crew was participating in the 125-mile Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race when something went wrong.

They were aboard a 37-foot sailboat named Aegean. Its home port is Redondo Beach.

The Coast Guard has not yet released the names of the victims. However a relative of the boat's owner, Theofanis Mavromatis, told Eyewitness News he was on board.

The Coast Guard is investigating what may have happened to the boat and it is unclear if the yacht was in a wreck. Coast Guard officials say conditions were fine for sailing, with good visibility and manageable ocean swells.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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