Search resumes for boat carrying 3 kids off Calif.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard has resumed searching for a boat with three children aboard that was taking on water off the San Diego County coast.

Petty Officer Jetta Disco says a Coast Guard helicopter began searching the Point Loma area Thursday morning. She did not have the names or ages of the adult and three children onboard the 20-foot pleasure craft, which radioed a distress call Wednesday evening.

The call said the boat was taking on water about a mile north of the point.

Disco says that was the last contact with the boat. She says an air and sea search in gale-force winds and 6- to 10-foot seas Wednesday night covered 274 nautical miles but found nothing.

High waves and winds are expected to continue in the area into Thursday afternoon.

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