Skip to comments.Brother Of U.S. Reps. Missing After Boating Crash (CA)
Posted on 10/03/2008 10:01:02 PM PDT by peggybac
LOS ANGELES --
California U.S. Reps. Loretta and Linda Sanchez say their brother Henry and his girlfriend are missing after a possible boating crash off the Southern California coast.
The sisters said in a statement issued Friday that a debris field found off the coast contained fragments from the boat their brother was aboard with his girlfriend, Penny Avila. Authorities said life jackets, a cooler with food, a sandal, and pieces of a boat were found in the water, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram newspaper.
The Coast Guard said Henry Sanchez and his girlfriend left Alamitos Bay near Long Beach late Wednesday or early Thursday en route to Santa Catalina Island and never arrived.
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Which one of them is the hefty one? Linda or Loretta? I think Linda. The non-hefty one is pretty good looking.
She voted against the bailout. Prayers for her and her family.
I will have to assume that sensitivity is one of you better qualities?
A ten-foot dinghy is far too small for that kind of trip in the open ocean.
Prayers on the way...
They mentioned a Bayliner, which sounds like they were using a small motorboat. I would hesitate to go out there with a boat twice that size without a goodly amount of advance preparation.
They were not in a dingy they were in a bayliner pleasure craft and they went out at midnight
If the latter, both.
Bayliner makes some big boats. One of my best friends has one two slips down from me.
I remember Loretta Shanchez (D) beat Republican Bob Dornan (in Orange county I think). There was a lot of controversy about illegals voting in that race, and she won by a very small margin.
I used to sail from Newport to Catalina quite often and was a bit miffed the article didn’t have the sense to mention the size of the boat, so I just made an absurd suggestion. Depends on the wind and waves, but anything less than 40 feet ona good day, for a power boat, out there would give me the runs.
You know what,, once again, im proud to be associated with all of you. Nobody here acts like DU or the Huffers do when a Repub has a tragic accident, a death, etc.
Just another reason why i hope our side prevails.
One night when we were near the shipping channel the fog was so thick you couldn’t see much beyond the gunwales, the water was like glass and we could hear the bow wave of something very big moving through the water very close to us. Scary!
Prayers for their safety.
That visual picture sent chills up my spine.....
Sailing the smallest craft on the water, blinded by darkness or fog in a busy channel without radar is a floating Russian Roulette.....
This was no “accident” — it was preordained as the result of stupidity and criminal negligence...
“The Coast Guard suspects the missing vessel was involved in a collision” with a barge in tow in the vicinity of the debris field, Young said. “Investigators have identified fiberglass debris on the barge that has been visually matched to fiberglass debris recovered from the water by responders.”
Hope they are found alive and well. If there is any chance for a happy ending, the United States Coast Guard is it!
You are correct, that is a main shipping channel. Those big ships cannot even see you and it is your job to stay the heck out of their way. We have a 40 ft sailboat and have been in and out of Alamitos Bay a number of times, they were all nailbiters for me, scared the crap out of me.
We spent a week in Alamitos Bay once for that very reason. Was on a run from San Diego back to Ventura.
That is why we have radar on board. It picks up everything for 25 miles. Our screen is large and helps us pick up any
traffic. I would not be traveling around in the fog or at night without it.
Just like Natalie Wood. Prayers for the brother and his girlfriend's safety.
Wonder if the FBI’s involved.
“Just like Natalie Wood.”
Natalie Wood was on a yacht at the Istmus where everyone was drunk as skunks.
I was there that night at a party on another boat aout 100’ away.
Well, she was heading for Catalina Island, which was my point.
Wrong, she was at a party on a boat at a mooring at the Isthmus, she wasn't heading anywhere!
She was drunk as a skunk, fell off the boat, hit her head in a dingie tied up along side and drowned.
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