NEW: Mexican officials release the names of the missing
The boat capsized Sunday in the Sea of Cortez
More than 40 people were aboard the tourist vessel
(CNN) – Crews searched the waters off the coast of Baja California Wednesday for seven Americans still missing after a tourist boat capsized three days ago.
One American tourist was killed in Sunday’s accident in the Sea of Cortez, near Isla San Luis, Mexico, authorities said.
Weather and water conditions were favorable for the second straight day, but no survivors had been found, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read. But Tuesday’s search did turn up debris, including some floating coolers.
Both U.S. and Mexican officials are part of the search, as the boat was carrying U.S. citizens and Mexican nationals.
More than 40 people were on the vessel on a fishing expedition when it capsized.
The missing were identified by Mexican authorities as Don Lee, Russell Bautista, Mark Dorland, Brian Wong, Al Mein, Gene J. Leong and Shawn Chaddock.
Along with rescue officials, fishermen who were in the area Sunday helped save several people.
Mike Kalicki, a fisherman who was part of the effort, held back tears as he recounted the rescues.
“It was nice to be able to help out,” Kalicki told CNN affiliate KGTV. “They look at us like saviors. We just helped them out. Later that evening, we all went to the beach and had a group hug.”
Harry Edwards, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department, said Tuesday that so far 19 American passengers have been rescued.
U.S. authorities identified the American tourist who died as Leslie Yee.
There were conflicting numbers on how many people were on the boat when it sank. Mexican authorities counted 43 passengers and crew, while the Coast Guard put the number at 44.