HONOLULU—The Coast Guard is searching for four sailors who stopped communicating while sailing from Hawaii to California.

Coast Guard Chief Jaime Benavenge (ben-uh-VENG-geh) said the crew of the sailboat Siesta set sail from Honolulu Thursday. The crew was heading to Long Beach, Calif. and had planned to be contact with friends every 12 hours.

However, they had not been heard from since Friday night.

The Coast Guard may have picked up a signal from a satellite phone on the boat, suggesting it was about 400 nautical miles northeast of Honolulu. However, Benavenge said the Coast Guard was still trying to confirm the possible lead.


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