A Coast Guard helicopter. Photo credit: coastguard.dodlive.mil
A Coast Guard helicopter. Photo credit: coastguard.dodlive.mil

Updated at 10:20 a.m. Nov. 10, 2016

The search continued Thursday for the missing owner of a boat that capsized off Windansea Beach in La Jolla.

The man, whose name was not immediately available, was one of five lobster fishermen aboard a 25-foot power boat that overturned in rough seas shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego lifeguard officials and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Four boaters — all wearing life jackets — were later rescued and taken to hospitals to be treated for relatively minor injuries.

San Diego lifeguards, Coast Guard personnel, Customs and Border Protection officers and sheriff’s deputies were continuing their search for the missing fisherman. That man was not wearing a life vest, authorities said.

One lifeguard who participated in the search Wednesday night was blindsided by a wave and swallowed a large quantity of sea water. He was taken to a hospital and was kept overnight, San Diego Lifeguard Services spokesman Lee Swanson said.

Coast Guard officials said authorities had not been able to contact the rescued boaters after their release from the hospital. Anyone with information on their whereabouts or those of the missing boater was asked to call the Coast Guard at (619) 278-7033.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.