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Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012 11:33 am | Updated: 3:56 pm, Mon Oct 1, 2012.

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing its search for two missing boaters who fell overboard Sunday morning when their vessel capsized about a mile from the Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

Rough waves knocked the 18-foot vessel over around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday but the incident wasn’t reported until about an hour later. Two men from the boat swam onshore and called for help searching for two other fishermen who were still lost at sea.

The missing men reportedly were not wearing life jackets when they were thrown into the ocean. All four men involved in the accident were reportedly from San Francisco.

The Coast Guard and various emergency agencies dispatched rescue boats and aircraft to search area waters. The rough seas made the rescue effort difficult. The seas were too rough for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office to use Jet Skis to aid in the search. Thick fog also obscured the area.

The capsized boat later washed onshore and was lodged on rocks near Pigeon Point Lighthouse, but the missing men could not be found.

The Coast Guard is continuing a search on Monday and other rescue agencies are patrolling the beaches for survivors.

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