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Brother Of U.S. Reps. Missing After Boating Crash (CA)
knbc.com ^ | 10/3/08

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at knbc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: missing; sanchez

1 posted on 10/03/2008 10:01:02 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: peggybac

Which one of them is the hefty one? Linda or Loretta? I think Linda. The non-hefty one is pretty good looking.


2 posted on 10/03/2008 10:03:38 PM PDT by LiberalsSpendYourMoney (Barry, you're more racist than 99% of Americans. And you're ugly.)
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To: LiberalsSpendYourMoney

Prayers


3 posted on 10/03/2008 10:05:42 PM PDT by SideoutFred (B.O. Stinks...it really does)
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To: peggybac

Prayers up.


4 posted on 10/03/2008 10:06:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama IS running against Palin)
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To: peggybac
Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood: No

She voted against the bailout. Prayers for her and her family.

5 posted on 10/03/2008 10:07:07 PM PDT by csvset
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To: LiberalsSpendYourMoney

I will have to assume that sensitivity is one of you better qualities?


6 posted on 10/03/2008 10:09:24 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama IS running against Palin)
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To: peggybac

A ten-foot dinghy is far too small for that kind of trip in the open ocean.


7 posted on 10/03/2008 10:17:19 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: peggybac

Prayers on the way...


8 posted on 10/03/2008 10:24:32 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (John McCain and Sarah Palin: Reform, Prosperity, and Peace)
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To: Rudder

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.


9 posted on 10/03/2008 10:30:45 PM PDT by coydog (Keep Canada green - paint a Liberal!)
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To: Rudder

They were not in a dingy they were in a bayliner pleasure craft and they went out at midnight


10 posted on 10/03/2008 10:30:48 PM PDT by bzybee
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To: LiberalsSpendYourMoney
"Hefty" or "Lefty"?

If the latter, both.

11 posted on 10/03/2008 10:33:05 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: coydog

Bayliner makes some big boats. One of my best friends has one two slips down from me.


12 posted on 10/03/2008 10:35:04 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: peggybac
Seems kind of strange that they would be going out in a boat that small (26 ft.) at midnight. Could have easily run into a barge without proper lighting or something. Perhaps alcohol was involved?

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.

13 posted on 10/03/2008 10:47:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog (God doesn't wear a wrist watch.)
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To: bzybee

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.


14 posted on 10/03/2008 10:47:50 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Rudder

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.


15 posted on 10/03/2008 10:54:32 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: CaptRon; Rudder
"The Bayliner left Long Beach about midnight for a trip to Two Harbors on Catalina Island, which this weekend is hosting the 19 th annual Buccaneer Days end-of-summer bash."

Looks like he was in a 26/28' Bayliner. Catalina is about 22 miles out from that harbor. Its real common to run over after midnight then sleep over there till breakfast time. Some good breakfast places along the water. I lived in a condo on it for 13 yrs. Bad part is that you cross the main shipping channel into Long Beach harbor and it can be a real busy place for cargo ships and barges. Looks like they got hit by one of them. Those are some real monster ships. They run in a holding pattern out there waiting for berthing to unload their cargo containers. I've made that run in boats that size and it can be frightening to see one of those monsters going by you even at 200 yards.
Prayer for them and their families.
16 posted on 10/03/2008 11:03:29 PM PDT by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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To: Tainan

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!


17 posted on 10/03/2008 11:16:07 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: peggybac

Prayers for their safety.


18 posted on 10/03/2008 11:27:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Rudder

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...


19 posted on 10/04/2008 1:39:46 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: peggybac

“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.”

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-me-search4-2008oct04,0,7599995.story


20 posted on 10/04/2008 1:55:50 AM PDT by maggief
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To: peggybac

Hope they are found alive and well. If there is any chance for a happy ending, the United States Coast Guard is it!


21 posted on 10/04/2008 4:24:44 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (Liberals' new talking point: Sarah Palin: Only five abortions away from the presidency.)
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To: Tainan

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.


22 posted on 10/04/2008 5:44:18 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Rudder

We spent a week in Alamitos Bay once for that very reason. Was on a run from San Diego back to Ventura.


23 posted on 10/04/2008 5:45:29 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Rudder

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.


24 posted on 10/04/2008 5:50:34 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: peggybac
en route to Santa Catalina Island and never arrived.

Just like Natalie Wood. Prayers for the brother and his girlfriend's safety.

25 posted on 10/04/2008 5:54:06 AM PDT by rabidralph (Unleash your inner Palin.)
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To: peggybac

Wonder if the FBI’s involved.


26 posted on 10/04/2008 5:55:41 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: peggybac
want to bet that they still vote next month

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27 posted on 10/04/2008 6:06:07 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: maggief
Ominous words: Although the search for the couple has been suspended . . .
28 posted on 10/04/2008 6:17:29 AM PDT by Oatka (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: rabidralph

“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.


29 posted on 10/04/2008 6:24:46 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Well, she was heading for Catalina Island, which was my point.


30 posted on 10/04/2008 6:29:43 AM PDT by rabidralph (Unleash your inner Palin.)
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To: rabidralph
” she was heading for Catalina Island”

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.

31 posted on 10/04/2008 9:07:37 AM PDT by dalereed
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