Controversy swirls around charterboat sinking

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The July 3 capsize of the 115-foot charter boat Erik in the Gulf of California continues to generate news coverage as survivors recount the harrowing sinking in a storm that kicked up 15-foot seas.

Meanwhile, a local seasoned charter captain told a reporter that the vessel was extremely top-heavy and should not have been allowed to leave the dock.

Click here for the story of survivor Pius "Pete" Zuger, who said he knew the boat was going down and his quick reaction might have saved his life.

Click here for a story about veteran Baja California charter fisherman Scott Hill, who said under no circumstances would he have boarded the ill-fated vessel.