Family Lost at Sea: Coast Guard's Urgent Search

A family told the Coast Guard they were abandoning ship before going missing.
1:21 | 02/26/13

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the latest on the family that went missing at sea over the weekend. They told the coast guard they were abandoning ship near monterey, california. Now, there's a massive manhunt on the way to find them. Abc's abbie boudreau has story. Reporter: Overnight, the frantic search continuing, from the sky and the sea. Using infrared technology to find a family who apparently went missing sunday evening, after reporting their sailboat was sinking. Coast guard, coast guard, we are abandoning ship. Reporter: The u.S. Coast guard says that call came in from a location about 65 miles west of monterey, south of san francisco. Investigators say they pieced together clues from a series of broken distress calls. And believe the boaters were a husband and wife, their 4-year-old son and his cousin. The boat was taking on water and the motor stopped working. They said they had a cooler and a life ring. They were going to try to put them together to make some sort of life raft. Reporter: The coast guard has yet to locate the sailboat, even though it's not registered. And the identities of those aboard remains a mystery, too, since no one has filed a missing persons report. For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles.

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