Benson Van Nguyen
North American Missing Persons Network
Benson Van Nguyen

Above Images: Nguyen

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 21, 2009 from San Mateo County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 15, 1961
  • Age: 48
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Asian/Vietnamese
  • Gender: Male
  • Dental: Not available
  • Case Number: 090000896

  • Details of Disappearance
    Benson was last seen on 02/21/2009. Nguyen was fishing for crab with two friends about four miles west of Point Ano Nuevo, when the commercial vessel was hit by a large, rogue wave that overturned the boat. His friends made it to a life raft, where they shivered for nearly two hours before they were rescued. They were able to throw a crab pot toward him, but they lost sight of him shortly after entering the water. Nguyen worked as a fisherman since he came to the United States.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Mateo County Sheriffs Department
    (650) 363-4525

    Source Information
    Santa Cruz Sentinel