Coast Guard Rescues Five Aboard Sinking Boat Off San Diego

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Coast Guard personnel work Saturday night to save a pleasure boat in danger of sinking off San Diego. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

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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