12 Rescued After Boat Takes on Water Near Marina Del Rey

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Twelve people were rescued after a boat began taking on water near Marina del Rey on May 1, 2016. (Credit: Adam Fell/Twitter)

Twelve people were rescued Sunday afternoon from a sinking boat off Marina del Rey, authorities said.

The 35-foot Scarab powerboat was reported sinking about 1 1/2 miles south of Marina del Rey, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Sondra Kneen.

The vessel was first reported to authorities just before 5 p.m., said Bernard Peters, a dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Crews from the Fire Department rescued all 12 people on board, who were taken to the L.A. County sheriff’s station in Marina del Rey. None was injured, Peters said.

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