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Coast Guard Searching for Boater Reported Missing from Pillar Point Harbor

64-year-old man from San Ramon left harbor on Wednesday for recreational trip.

U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching this morning for a recreational boater who did not return after leaving from Pillar Point Harbor on Wednesday.

The Coast Guard received a call on Thursday night from the son of Shau Tsu Wong, a 64-year-old San Ramon man who departed from the harbor near
Half Moon Bay on a recreational trip on Wednesday, Petty Officer Pamela
Boehland said.

The son said that his father did not usually take night trips on his boat, a white 18-foot vessel with a red stripe on it and two outboard engines, Boehland said.

The Coast Guard launched a helicopter from its San Francisco station shortly before midnight but did not find the boat or Wong. The helicopter crew returned to the station and then launched again at sunrise today, according to Boehland.

Two boats from the Coast Guard, an 87-foot patrol boat and a lifeboat, are also searching for the missing vessel, Boehland said. Crews are also doing an auxiliary shoreside search, she said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wong or the boat is asked to call the Coast Guard at (415) 399-3530.

Correction 2/1: Bay City News issued a correction that the missing boater left Pillar Point Harbor on Wednesday. The original story stated that the boat left the harbor on Thursday.

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