Coast Guard searching for missing fishing boat near Half Moon bay

U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a fishing vessel reported missing in heavy surf this afternoon off the San Mateo County coast, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

The vessel Good Guys and its crew of two people was reported missing at about 1 p.m. off Pillar Point, north of Half Moon Bay, according to U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Anya Hunter.

The Coast Guard dispatched two helicopters and two 47-foot motor lifeboats to conduct a search, according to Hunter. The Coast Guard is coordinating the search with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the

Pillar Point harbormaster.

A small craft and surf advisory has been in effect today, and waves have been reported in excess of 20 feet, according to Hunter.

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