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Air Crew Rescues Boaters from Sunken Ship (USCG)

Air Crew Rescues Boaters from Sunken Ship (USCG)

Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles rescue crewmembers and emergency medical personnel help four boaters rescued from their sunken boat.The boaters were in a 16-foot recreational boat approximately 13 miles north east of Catalina Island when they hailed the Coast Guard over an emergency radio channel.

The boaters activated an electronic positioning indicating radio beacon (EPIRB), which allowed watchstanders direct a rescue helicopter crew to their position. All boaters were safely recovered.

Photographer's Organization: 
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles
Date Taken: 
December 6, 2011
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Air Crew Rescues Boaters from Sunken Ship (USCG)

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