Coast guard, LBFD marine safety crews search for man missing at sea near Sunset Beach

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard are currently searching for a crew member who may have gone overboard from a commercial fishing vessel near Sunset Beach today.

At 11:40 a.m., crew members called the Coast Guard, which quickly called for assistance from other agencies, including the Long Beach fire and police departments.

“The crew noticed this morning that one of the passengers was missing and hadn’t been seen since last night,” said Gonzalo Medina, marine safety chief of the Long Beach Fire Department.

The missing person is a 35-year-old Asian man who was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt and black sweatpants, according to authorities. The man was a crew member aboard the Sea Queen II, which is currently anchored between Sunset Beach and Seal Beach.

Eight separate agencies have been involved in the ongoing search.

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Alena Maschke writes about all things business and beyond for the Long Beach Business Journal/Long Beach Post. Born and raised in Germany, she first fell in love with California during an exchange year at UCLA. After receiving her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2017, she returned to the Golden State with an appetite for great stories, pupusas and the occasional Michelada.