Hi Guy's and Gals.
I just read this on the Baja
Nomads Site as i am a member
Help needed at Punta Cono
I am camped on the beach at El Cardon about 22 miles north of Santa Rosalilita and I rode
my quad up to Punta Cono to do a little fishing
and I came accross a 30' trimaran
on the beach with a family
of 5 with all their stuff out of the boat
and on the rocks and beach around the boat. They have been there for 2 weeks. Mario Mcleach has been up there to try to help but not much can be done. They need some dry goods like frour, rice, beans fresh water
, vegetables, carrots apples oranges etc. They have no refrigeration
so only items that will hold up without refrigeration
. If anyone is coming this way in the next couple of weeks or so.
I set up a Starband unit on the beach here so that is how I am able to get on line. I am going back up there this morn to take some supplies that we can spare. I'll take some pictures and try to post them but I am having trouble getting them off my camera
and onto this computer. They are on the beach right at Punta Cono where the beach ends and the rocks start.
Hi all, I'll try to ans all the questions, but my info is limited. Their names are William and Layla, they didn't give me last names. They are from the Los Angeles area and were sailing at night and tried to pull into the lee of Cono to anchor
and spend the night but grounded and put a crack in the main hull
. They beached the boat and unloaded all their stuff on the beach. They were there a week before some one saw them. They don't want to leave the boat for fear that it will be stripped. They don't have a house in the US, so the boat is all they have. It appears to be a fairly low budget
operation. William has hopes of repairing the boat and sailing some where fro repairs
. The boat needs to be jacked up a couple of feet to gain access to the bottom of the hull
so that some plywood
and caulking can be screwed on and seal the hole. I am not confident that this is possible where they are now. When we found them they were in need of water
and determined to stay with the boat so that is why I asked if anyone else coming this way might be able to bring something. I asked if they wanted me to contact any one for them and William gave me his brothers email
address, although the brother is in Germany
so help from him is unlikely. They don't need rescuing right now they just might need some supplies from someone coming to this area. They have set up camp on the beach, there were no injuries so they are fine for now.
I didn't see a name on the vessel but the # is CF 7048 FH. They are US citizens, when the vessel flooded they lost
so radios are useless.
On the lighter side the Halibut fishing
was excellent up there so we will be going back in the morn and I will try to get more info.
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[B]Is anyone near to this area who can lend assistance, doesn't sound desperate yet,,,but as you know,,that can change quickly.
Go to the Bajanomad.com and keep updates.
I will update also as i learn more.