- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) - Crews searched more than 20 miles of Northern California coastline on Sunday by foot and boat for two people missing following an apparent boating accident.

Rescuers recovered the bodies of Diane Kelly, 61, of Windsor and Richard Hargreaves Jr., 59, of Santa Rosa on Saturday and searched for the remaining two males who were on board, said Point Reyes National Seashore spokeswoman Melanie Gunn.

The 21-foot pleasure craft boat was reported overdue from a fishing trip near Bodega Bay on Friday night, according to the Coast Guard.

Crews found the boat overturned on the rocks near Tomales Point in Marin County. Two bodies and a boat engine were found in the area.

The Coast Guard had issued a warning to boaters about rough seas and gusty wind for the coastal area this weekend, Coast Guard Lt. Amanda Faukner said.

Richard Hargreaves Sr., 83, said his son, Richard Hargreaves Jr., would not normally have gone out in conditions like those.

“More than once he’s turned around and gone home without putting his boat in the water if the waves were too high,” he told the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa (https://bit.ly/1DB2l7S). “I can’t understand.”

The younger Hargreaves was a Sonoma County schoolteacher and an experienced sailor, according to his father. He often took the boat out to fish for salmon and rock fish, but didn’t like to wear a life vest, the elder Hargreaves told the newspaper.

Gunn said Sunday’s search effort involved about 25 people from the National Park Service and Marin County fire and sheriff’s departments walking the shoreline and bluffs and searching the shoreline by water from Tomales Point to the Point Reyes headlands.

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