Published On: Wed, Jun 4th, 2014

Missing sailor Andrew Ewing, identified as body found in San Francisco Bay

A sailor who went missing in San Francisco Bay on Monday was found dead on Angel Island on Tuesday, according to the Marin County coroner’s office.

Authorities are now confirming that a fingerprint analysis has identified the dead man as Andrew Henry Ewing, 31, a Sacramento resident, according to Lt. Keith Boyd, assistant chief deputy coroner.

U.S. Coast Guard and Southern Marin Fire Protection District crews found Ewing’s 30-foot sailboat partially submerged near the rocks in the Yellow Bluff area, near the Golden Gate Bridge, on Monday morning. The boat later sank and rescue crews continued searching by air and water for Ewing.

At 6:03 a.m. Tuesday, a Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted Ewing’s body on the southwest portion of Angel Island, Boyd said.

The man is presumed to have been alone and Boyd confirms that there is no indications of foul play.

Ewing had set sail from Alameda around 6:10 p.m. Sunday bound for the Philippines, Boyd said.

“The Coast Guard extends our deepest condolences to the parents, extended family and friends of the victim of this tragedy,” Capt. Greg Stump, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco’s commander, said in a statement.

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