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Missing Benson Van Nguyen
Nguyen, circa 2009
Missing Since 02/21/2009
San Mateo County, California
Classification Lost/Injured Missing
Date of Birth Used 07/15/1961 (59)
Age 47 years old
Height and Weight 5'8, 160 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description A yellow/orange rain jacket and pants.
Distinguishing Characteristics Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Nguyen is of Vietnamese descent.
Nguyen's friends made it to a life raft. They threw a crab pot towards him, hoping to drag him to safety, but he disappeared in the water. His friends were rescued two hours later and had to be treated for hypothermia.
An extensive search of the ocean turned up no sign of Nguyen or his remains. He is presumed to have drowned. He left behind a wife and three children.
Investigating Agency / Department
San Mateo County Sheriff's Department