The Coast Guard has discovered a body near Angel Island, but has not yet determined if it is associated with the ship that sunk yesterday near the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Coast Guard began searching for persons in the water around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a distress signal from a 30-foot sailing vessel named Alma. The boat washed up on the rocks in Yellow Bluff, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, where it later sunk.
The Southern Marin Dive Team and National Park Service are aiding in the search for possible persons in distress.
The search continues as the Coast Guard determines if the body has to do with yesterday's case or any other case.
"We are using every asset available to locate any possible persons in distress," said Cmdr. Donald Montoro, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco chief of response. "We are asking the public if they have any information on the Alma or its operator to contact the Sector San Francisco Command Center at 415-399-3520."