An Emeryville man who disappeared Sunday after he walked away from his friends at the finish line of the Bay to Breakers race remained missing on Tuesday and his family said his disappearance comes as a shock.
Beau Rasmussen, 27, said goodbye to friends after finishing the 7.46-mile run about 12 p.m., and said he was headed to the beach, according to police. Later that night, his phone, credit cards and passport were discovered near the Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant across the street from Ocean Beach.
“I texted him at 6 p.m. on Sunday. He always texted me back and I never heard back from him,” said Nicole Alpelian, his stepmother who lives in Portland with his father, and two young brothers, ages 5 and 9.
According to the Coast Guard, no one fitting Rasmussen’s description was seen by lifeguards entering the water Sunday afternoon or evening.
He was reported missing after failing to show up for work Monday morning.
Friends said they planned to meet at Ocean Beach on Tuesday morning to search for him.
“It’s totally out of character,” Alpelian said of Rasmussen, who lives at the Bakery Lofts on Adeline and works as a Project Developer for EDF Renewable Energy in San Ramon. “He’s been at the company for five years and he’s never been late which is why they were so worried when he didn’t show up. He took that job because he wanted to save the world.” | More on InsideBayArea.com →