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Fisherman Wasn’t Aboard When Distress Call Was Sent Near San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

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Missing fishing captain Timothy Lybrand has an outstanding warrant For His Arrest (SCCSO)

Missing fishing captain Timothy Lybrand has an outstanding warrant For His Arrest (SCCSO)

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Officials say a fisherman who sent out a distress call early Monday morning was not on board when his boat ran aground in San Francisco.

51-year-old Santa Cruz resident Timothy Lybrand made a call to other boaters asking for help, saying he was going to try to swim to shore wearing a life jacket.

His boat then ran aground at Ocean Beach, but crews were initially unable to get into the boat to see if he was trapped.

A search for Lybrand was suspended Monday afternoon and he is now listed as missing. He also has a $75,000 warrant out of Santa Clara County for failing to appear in court following a drug possession arrest.

Crews are continuing efforts to remove the boat. The removal is expected to last until Friday.

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