Coast Guard Crews Rescue 2 Sailors

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Apr 19, 2013  |  Updated 8:27 PM PDT
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Coast Guard Crews Rescue 2 Sailors

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U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) crews rescued two recreational sailors near Silver Strand State Beach on Friday afternoon after their sailboat capsized.

According to USCG officials, the rescue happened around 2:30 p.m. about two miles west of Silver Strand.

The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crew was in the area when they spotted the 12-foot capsized vessel with one sailor in the hull and the other clinging to the side.

The cutter, which is based out of Alameda, Calif., launched their small boat and rescued the two sailors from the water, officials said.

The sailors were not injured.

After that, a response boat crew from the Coast Guard Station San Diego arrived on scene and transferred both sailors onto their vessel. The sailors were taken back safely to Shelter Island. USCG crews were also able to tow the sailors’ capsized boat back to shore, officials said.
 

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