4 Die : Capsized Boat Leaves Four Dead in California

4 Die : Capsized Boat Leaves Four Dead in California

4 people died and one person survived after a boat capsized off the coast of Sonoma County in Bodega Bay Saturday morning, a sheriff’s lieutenant said. According to officials, no one was wearing the life vests that were on board.

Sgt. Cecile Focha of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that a fifth person survived the accident. A mariner reported the overturned boat around 10 a.m. off Seal Rock near Bodega Bay, about 70 miles up the coast from San Francisco.

Coast Guard spokesman Barry Bena says a California Highway Patrol helicopter pulled the survivor from the rocks.

He says a Coast Guard boat recovered the four bodies from the water, and turned them over to Sonoma County authorities.

Bena says it is not immediately clear what caused the accident.