The coroner’s office Monday released the name of a man found inside the hull of a 21-foot boat that capsized off the coast of Long Beach.
Philip Kahler, 55, was a Corona resident, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said.
Crews responded about 4:45 p.m. Friday to an emergency radio channel distress call reporting the vessel overturned about 1 1/2 miles offshore, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Brian Fisk said.
The boat was discovered against rocks that are part of the breakwater, the fire department reported.
Witnesses at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach told City News Service they saw paramedics perform life-saving measures on the victim at a dock near Ballast Point Brewing at Alamitos Bay Landing, but the unresponsive man was later pronounced dead at a hospital, the Long Beach Police Department said.
Crews searched in the water and from the air for any other possible victims but found none.
At about 7:30 p.m., the fire department announced the search and rescue effort would transition to “an investigative/vessel recovery phase.”
The wrecked boat was pulled to shore near Appian Way and Bay Shore Avenue in Alamitos Bay.
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