One dead and four missing from sailing vessel participating in race near San Francisco

On Saturday, April 14, 2012 the sailing vessel Low Speed Chase was transiting around the Farallon Islands during a race when it was struck by a series of large waves that rolled the vessel multiple times, causing crew members to enter the water and ultimately running the vessel aground. The vessel remains intact on the rocks. The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers and recovered the body of one crewmember. Four remain missing. After conducting a search over an area of over 5,000 square miles, the Coast Guard suspended its search on Sunday evening.

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