The U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday that it has suspended the search for two men who disappeared with their Crabbing boat the Good Guys, off the San Mateo County coast Tuesday. The men first went missing at about 1:30 p.m. when they lost communication with another boat near which they were crabbing.
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Officials said there was little hope that Hannaberg and Davis, described by family and friends as experienced sport fishermen, would be found alive.”At this point, it’s not very likely” they survived, said Dan Temko, master of the Pillar Point Harbor near Half Moon Bay, where the 25-foot fiberglass boat that Hannaberg owned was berthed. “Unless they were in a life raft or emergency suits, it would be very difficult to survive through the night.”
The tragedy serves as a reminder that the price we pay for our prized local Dungeness comes from more than just our checking accounts. In this case, the families of Benjamin Hannaberg, 58, and James Davis, 57, of San Leandro, have lost their relatives. Our hearts are with them.