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Coast Guard Searches for Missing US Capsize Victims (Video)

Seven Americans still missing
Ya Ng / ABC News
Seven Americans still missing

The United States Coast Guard has joined Mexico's Navy in the search for seven Americans whose fishing boat "Erik" capsized in the Gulf of California, also called the Sea of Cortez. Coast Guard Lt. Bill Burwell told CNN that he was optimistic that if there are survivors, they'll be able to survive the elements:

The Associated Press is reporting that Leslie Yee is the name of the one person confirmed dead in the boat accident. Those still missing are: Don Lee, Russell Bautista, Mark Dorland, Brian Wong, Al Mein, Gene J. Leong, Shawn Chaddock.

The Pentagon Channel has more on the Coast Guard's effort to find the missing Americans: