A 70 foot powerboat which was anchored offshore just south of Marina del Rey harbor ran aground early this morning. At approximately 430 a.m., the Captain of the vessel awoke to his boat dragging anchor. His attempts to start the vessels engines were unsuccessful, and before responding rescue units could arrive, his vessel went aground in heavy seas. The three occupants of the powerboat, along with 3 dogs, were assisted by responding Marina del Rey Sheriff’s rescue boat deputies and Los Angeles County Lifeguards. No injuries were reported and all were transported to Marina del Rey Station where they are being assisted by the Red Cross. Options are being considered for the removal of the vessel.
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Sent by LASD – Marina Del Rey Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
13851 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292