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San Francisco Yacht Accident: Wreckage Salvaged From Farallon Islands (VIDEO)

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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — The wreckage of a yacht that lost five crew members during a race that turned fatal has been recovered from the rocky island west of San Francisco where it grounded.

A marine salvage company used a helicopter equipped with a crane to pluck the 15,000-pound Low Speed Chase from one of the Farallon Islands and fly it 28 miles to the Half Moon Bay airport on Monday.

The 38-foot sailboat was swamped by a pair of waves while rounding the island during a race on April 14, sending seven of its eight crew members into the chilly Pacific. One was found dead later that day and four remain missing at sea.

KTVU reports ( ) that a tractor-trailer was parked near the yacht at the airport, but that its owner has not revealed his plans.

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