Search resumes for 7 missing after boat sinks

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Search-and-rescue operations resumed Tuesday morning for seven people still missing after a fishing boat sank Sunday off Baja California.

The sportfishing charterboat Erik was carrying 27 U.S. tourists, mostly from Northern California, and 16 Mexican crewmembers when it capsized in rough waters in the Sea of Cortez.

Thirty-five of the 43 people aboard the ship swam ashore or were rescued by local fishing boats, according to Mexican authorities. Local police found one man’s body, but he was not identified. Survivors swam for miles, floated for hours in life jackets or clung to ice chests before being rescued or making it to land.

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