A family of four, including a 4-year-old child, is missing off the coast of Monterey, California after taking their sailboat named Charm Blow out for a day trip. A chilling distress call says the family was "abandoning ship," but the Coast Guard has had no luck finding the family. All the electronics (including the GPS) on board the ship apparently failed.
The family had told the Coast Guard they were going to build a life raft out of a cooler and a life preserver. The Coast Guard searched for them through the night, and several other vessels and aircraft have joined to help, but all to no avail.
This story is a parent's absolute worst nightmare. To be bobbing out at sea with a small child who either can't swim or is a new swimmer, with nothing but a cooler to hold on to? I can't even imagine. I hate to criticize them, but the fact is, a warning had been issued for strong winds and rough seas in the area over the weekend. Small crafts were warned to stay out. Hear the call below: