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.

 

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