Monday, April 11, 2005

Missing Tugboat Operator Identified

The U.S. Coast Guard has identified a Tugboat Captain missing since his ship sank near the entrance to the Oakland-Alameda Estuary Tuesday night as Kevin Campbell. Campbell and another crewmember, Albert Apazaza were tossed from the tugboat, "Sunshine State" on Tuesday as it sank near the entrance to the Oakland-Alameda Estuary around 8 p.m. The crew of a nearby dredge barge immediately rescued Apazaza, but Campbell was not visible in the water. Multiple Bay Area agencies searched for Campbell until Wednesday afternoon when investigators learned he rarely wore a lifejacket. Two life jackets, one belonging to Apazaza, the other to Campbell, were found on the tugboat after it was raised on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard did not release Campbell's age or city of residence.
The tugboat Sunshine State is lifted fromthe San Francisco Bay by crane

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