Body found off Coronado Islands
Search area for Aegean wreck
The body of a man was found off the Coronado Islands off Southern California Sunday, May 6, prompting local sailors to wonder whether the body was that of the skipper of the doomed sailing vessel Aegean. The boat, which was participating in the annual Newport-Ensenada Race, was lost April 29. The bodies of three of the four crewmembers were recovered in the days proceeding the accident, amidst considerable wreckage. The vessel was presumed to have been hit by a commercial vessel, although recent speculation included the possibility of its grounding on the Coronado Islands as GPS data led to the area. The body was found by fishermen, who called the US Coast Guard, according to press reports. The fishermen reported that the body was a man between the age of 45 and 55 years.