NBC News — Mexican rescuers continue to search the Gulf of California for seven Americans whose fishing boat capsized two days ago. Authorities say they are extending their search because the missing tourists could still be alive in the warm, calm waters. One American has been confirmed dead in the accident.
The fishing boat sank after a flash storm upended it on sunday, spilling dozens of tourists and crew members into the water. By early monday, 19 of the tourists and all 16 crew members had been picked up by the Mexican Navy or other fishing boats. The survivors were found clinging to coolers, rescue rings and life vests. All spent more than 16 hours in the water.