A group of sailors performs its own independent investigation into the crash of the Aegean in the Newport Beach to Ensenada Yacht Race.
A group of concerned sailors has released its own firsthand report, including photographs, about what it believes happened to the ill-fated sailboat Aegean during the Lexus Newport Beach to Ensenada Yacht Race at the end of April.
Findings from the the independent investigation, which was conducted on the morning of May 7 by John R. Walton and some of his sailing buddies, have already been handed over to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The GPS signal emanating from a handheld SPOT tracker aboard the Aegean, a 37-foot Hunter 376 sailboat, disappeared in the early morning of April 28.
The Coast Guard began looking for the boat and its crew after other sailors reported seeing debris in the area later that morning. The bodies of crewmen Bill Johnson Jr. of Torrance, Kevin Rudolph of Manhattan Beach and Joe Stewart of Bradenton, Fla. were discovered that day.
The body of skipper Theo Mavromatis of Redondo Beach was discovered floating near Mexico’s North Coronado Island a week later.
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