San Diego

Boaters Rescued 12 Miles off Point Loma When Boat Takes on Water

Three boaters off the coast of Point Loma were rescued Tuesday when their boat began taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said. 

The rescue began at approximately 10:30 a.m. when authorities at Coast Guard Sector San Diego's Joint Harbor Operations Center received reports of a 26-foot pleasure craft taking on water. 

Officials diverted a Sector MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and Coast Guard Cutter Haddock as well as a Station San Diego 45-foot Response Boat with a medium crew to assist. 

The boat, located 12 miles southwest of Point Loma, had three passengers on board. 

A rescue swimmer from the Jayhawk crew helped assess the boater's injuries and severity of incoming water. 

When the Haddock arrived soon after, two crew members were transferred onto the boat. Crews also brought dewatering pumps onto the boat. Officials were able to secure the source of flooding and get water out of the vessel. 

The vessel will be taken to the Shelter Island boat ramp. No word on injuries. 

No other information was immediately available.

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