Four bodies found floating near boat off Calif.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2012 4:04 AM
Four bodies found floating near boat off Calif.

The search is expected to resume Monday for a body spotted floating near a capsized boat off the Southern California coast.

The Coast Guard says four bodies were located off Santa Cruz Island Sunday.

A search was launched after the four men failed to return from a daylong fishing trip,

Searchers in the air spotted one body on the boat and two others floating close by. A fourth body was spotted five miles away.

But Coast Guard Lt. George Kolumbic says by the time rescuers arrived by boat, they were only able to recover three bodies.

There was no immediate word on the cause of death. Autopsies were being conducted.