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1 Dead, 6 Missing as Tourist Boat Sinks Off Baja

Mostly Americans on Mexican Fishing Trip
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2011 3:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – One passenger drowned and six were still missing today after a tourist fishing boat with several Americans sank yesterday off Baja, Mexico. Rescuers plucked 37 passengers and crew members from waters after the boat was struck by a storm a day after it set sail from San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez. "We are still looking for the rest of the people. The weather is really bad right now, with strong wind," said local port official. The crippled boat was located some 87 miles from San Felipe, reports Reuters. (Read more tourist boat stories.)

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