Irish Sailors Missing off San Francisco Coast

Updated: April 16, 2012

Two Irish sailors are said to be among four missing after a yacht capsized onto rocks on Saturday in a yacht race in San Francisco. One crew member has tragically died whilst four are still missing.

One of the missing Irish sailors is Alan Cahill a married Father of two born in Cork but living in Tiburon, San Francisco. Cahill is a professional sailor having learned to sail at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. His friend Elmer Morrissey a 32 year old pHD graduate of the UCC is also missing at sea.

Of the four crew members missing the San Francisco Yacht Club are not announcing the name of the fourth person missing until the family has been informed.
From the 8-strong crew 3 people so far have survived and one body was found.

The mayday call went out at approximately 3pm Saturday and after a 30 hour search covering 5,000 square miles the US Coast Guard has suspended the search indefinitely.

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