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Search on for man in water near Discovery Bay

U,S. Coast Guard patrol boat.

The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was last seen in the water near Discovery Bay early Sunday morning.

The San Francisco sector of the U.S. Coast Guard received a report of a person in the water about 4:15 a.m.

The man reportedly fell in the water when the small inflatable craft he was in popped.

The search for the missing man, Efferin Cruz, began at 5:05 a.m. when a response boat and a helicopter arrived on the scene. Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office personnel are also assisting with the search. Cruz is described as a man in his mid-30’s, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and 185 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding Cruz is asked to call (415) 399-3451.

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