SANTA BARBARA – A sheriff’s dive team ended its search for the night late Monday for a fourth person believed to have died when a 24-foot boat capsized during a weekend fishing trip near Santa Cruz Island.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department says the dive team searched the waters until dusk. It was unclear whether they would resume Tuesday.
Three bodies were recovered after the boat from Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard was reported overdue Sunday and a search began. A fourth body was spotted by air but couldn’t be found on Monday.
A sheriff’s statement says the three victims recovered are all men from Ventura County: 37-year-old Sieng Sophorn Bun of Oxnard, 54-year-old Edgar Allen Isnec of Port Hueneme and 52-year-old Ramiro Alvarez Duarte of Oxnard.