Coast Guard Rescues 5 Aboard Sinking Boat off San Diego
SAN DIEGO (LA Times)—
The Coast Guard rescued five persons Saturday night when their 30-foot boat, the PMS Escape II, was in danger of sinking 17 miles west of San Diego.
The Coast Guard station in San Diego dispatched a helicopter, cutter, and 45-foot response boat after receiving a distress call about 6 p.m.
The pleasure boat was taking on water, was listing and had no battery power for bilge pumps or other electronics, the Coast Guard said.
Four adults and a 15-year-old boy were aboard. Another private boat, the Jawbreaker, had also heard the call and was assisting the PMS Escape II when the Coast Guard arrived.
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