Boat Overturns in La Jolla

Four people were aboard the vessel

By Sarah Grieco
|  Wednesday, May 23, 2012  |  Updated 10:24 PM PDT
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Boat Overturns in La Jolla

A vessel tows the boat back to shore in La Jolla.

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Boat Overturns in La Jolla

Four people were thrown into the water on Wednesday after their boat overturned in La Jolla. Danya Bacchus reports.
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A boat overturned in La Jolla on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

Just after 3:30 p.m. lifeguards responded to a call of an overturned boat in the water at the foot of Marine Street at Horseshoe Reef.

Four people were aboard the 22-foot motorboat when it overturned in the surf.

Medics were requested to the scene and lifeguards assisted both in the ocean and from the shore.

All the victims were rescued and two people suffered injuries. One of the victims sustained a head injury and was transported to the lifeguard's headquarters.

A rescue vessel also helped tow the boat.

According to lifeguards, the boat overturned when it cut a corner too close at the surfline near Horseshoe Reef. Because it was weighed down by buoys and anchors, the boat was unable to move quickly and was pounded by the surf, causing it to overturn.

The four people who were thrown overboard were not wearing lifejackets, lifeguards said. 

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