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Aug 5, 2014 2:38 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Missing captain has $75,000 warrant for his arrest


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say there is an outstanding arrest warrant for a missing captain who may have abandoned his fishing boat when it got stranded off a popular San Francisco beach.

Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup said Tuesday that a $75,000 arrest warrant was issued for Timothy Lybrand of Santa Cruz when he failed to appear in court in 2012 after an arrest on drug possession charges in 2010.

The Coast Guard called off its hourslong search for Lybrand on Monday after scouring an area around San Francisco's Ocean Beach where the 40-foot vessel ran aground.

Lt. Theo Vaughn says a team pulled the capsized boat close to shore Tuesday, but did not see Lybrand inside.

Officials say Lybrand made a call to other boaters seeking help and intimated he would try to swim to shore wearing a life jacket.

Vaughn says crews will focus on removing the boat.

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