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Sailor’s Body Recovered Off Redondo

The body of Hermosa Beach resident Richard Barras, 59, was found floating about two miles offshore Thursday evening after his 24-ft sailboat Seeya beached itself near the Redondo Beach pier. Around 5:30 p.m., Seeya came ashore with her sails up and tiller lashed. A search was launched and a Coast Guard helo crew found the man three hours later. He was not wearing a PFD. Harbor Patrol retrieved the body and adminstered CPR but Barras was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Barras was separated from his wife, and living part-time with his elderly mother, part-time on his boat.

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