Five rescued after boat capsizes in San Diego Bay

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Harbor police and a civilian boater rescued five
people, including three children, who were aboard a vessel that partially sank
and then capsized on San Diego Bay Thursday afternoon, a U.S. Coast Guard
spokeswoman said.

The federal maritime agency got a report about 3:30 p.m. that a 16-foot
boat was taking on water roughly two miles south of the Coronado Bridge, USCG
Petty Officer Connie Gawrelli said.

The Coast Guard, Navy and San Diego Harbor Police sent rescue personnel
the area. By the time they arrived, a boater who happened to be in the area had
safely taken three children off the disabled vessel, while two adults remained
aboard, trying to keep it from sinking, Gawrelli said.

A short time later, the swamped vessel capsized, sending the occupants
into the bay. Officers with the harbor enforcement agency promptly rescued

No injuries were reported, according to Gawrelli.

A commercial salvage company was called in to tow the partially sunken
boat back to a dock, she said.

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