Details of Disappearance Nguyen was last seen in San Mateo County, California on February 21, 2009. He worked as a commercial fisherman. He and two friends left Moss Landing in a 36-foot vessel, the Della C, to go crab fishing. The boat was about four miles west of Point Ano Nuevo when a rogue wave overturned it.
Nguyen's friends made it to a life raft. They threw a crab pot towards him, hoping to drag him to safety, but he disappeared in the water. His friends were rescued two hours later and had to be treated for hypothermia.
An extensive search of the ocean turned up no sign of Nguyen or his remains. He is presumed to have drowned. He left behind a wife and three children.
- San Mateo County Sheriff's Department
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