Man Feared Dead After Falling Into Bay After Giants Game

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for a man who fell into San Francisco Bay Monday night off Pier 32 in San Francisco.

U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Officer Mark Leahey said the search was called off before noon Tuesday for the 27-year-old man from Woodland who was reported missing late Monday after he and a friend left the game at AT&T Park and walked to their car near Pier 32.

Police say the man apparently walked out toward the edge of the pier while the friend was checking a text message. When the friend was done about a minute later, he said he couldn’t find the man.

Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said no foul play was apparent as crews searched for the man stretching across from the Bay Bridge to Alcatraz.

He was last seen wearing a gray baseball cap, a blue Dodgers jacket, a white T-shirt and dark blue jeans.

His disappearance was reported to the Coast Guard around 11 p.m., and search crews from the Coast Guard and the San Francisco Fire Department searched the surrounding water well into the night.

The Coast Guard returned to the scene at about 4 a.m. and conducted a first-light search. The San Francisco Fire Department joined them again around 7 a.m., Leahey said.

“They’re still hoping we can find him alive,” Leahey said. “The pier space under there is tricky, there’s a lot of places he still could be.  We’re still searching and hoping for the best.”

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