Antioch father and two children go missing while on Jet Ski in the delta Friday night, found hours later
By Corporal J McMurry, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau
On Friday, August 23, 2013 at approximately 8:16 pm, Antioch Police Department Officers were dispatched to assist the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Dept. (Aviation & Marine Patrols) with the search for three missing persons (a 30 year old male, 9 year old female and 5 year old male) who left the Antioch Marina several hours earlier on their single Jet Ski.
Family members called law enforcement after they failed to show back up at the marina. After several hours of searching from the air, and on water, they were located floating on a log. Their Jet Ski had experienced an unknown problem that caused it to sink on them.
They were pulled from the water by Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Deputies who transported them to the Antioch Marina. They were treated by paramedics for hypothermia and released at the scene. The three were reunited with their family.