Authorities confirmed Monday afternoon that they have found the body of a San Francisco sheriff's deputy who had gone missing while boating out of the Vallejo Municipal Marina.
The body was found in the water about 300 feet from the boat owned by San Francisco sheriff's deputy Michael Roberts at around 3 p.m., according to Vallejo police. Authorities told KTVU shortly afterwards that the body was that of the missing deputy.
The search began after the 26-foot vessel owned by Roberts was found unoccupied and adrift near the marina around 6:45 a.m., U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lt. Heather Lampert said.
Roberts was on his day off, San Francisco sheriff's spokeswoman Susan Fahey said.
Lampert said the boat had keys in the ignition and there was a cellphone on-board.
"It shows someone was recently aboard," she said.
Vallejo police Lt. Kenny Park said the deputy's wallet was also found on the fishing boat. Police contacted the San Francisco Sheriff's Department and a family member trying to get in touch with the deputy or someone who would know his whereabouts.
Solano County sheriff's deputies are assisting, Park said.