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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yacht Sinks in Gulf

MOSCOW -- Searchers in helicopters found a yacht that sank near St. Petersburg, but there was no sign of the five people believed to have been on board, Itar-Tass said.


The yacht, which set sail Saturday in the Gulf of Finland, was reported missing early Monday, the news agency said. The search was stalled for several hours because of stormy weather.


After the vessel was spotted Monday under three meters of water, divers went in but did not find the missing crew, the report said. The cause of the sinking was unclear and divers saw no evidence that the yacht had been damaged.