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Coast Guard rescues 5 from boat off San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Five people were rescued from a pleasure boat that took on water and lost power about 17 miles off the coast of San Diego.

The Coast Guard says the 30-foot vessel, the PMS Escape II, sent out a distress call Saturday evening.

The Coast Guard station in San Diego dispatched a helicopter, a cutter, and 45-foot response boat.

Another private boat, the Jawbreaker, had also heard the call and was assisting when the Coast Guard arrived.

Four adults and a 15-year-old boy were rescued. No injuries were reported.

The stricken boat was towed back to San Diego on Saturday.

The Coast Guard says it was determined that the flood was due to a faulty fitting in the engine.

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Bernie September 01 2014 at 12:47 AM

The ‘“PMS Escape II”? Wow… did he name the boat or did she?

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stvhndyman Bernie September 01 2014 at 2:43 AM

I wonder what happened to PMS Escape #1

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my89300zx August 31 2014 at 10:33 PM

What do you do? You deal with it and go on with life. if you play you got to pay sooner or later. **** happens.

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Zanzibar September 01 2014 at 2:23 AM

Wondering what a 30' vessel was doing 17 miles of the coast? Seems small to me.

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gramargo Zanzibar September 01 2014 at 2:41 AM

Lots of boats that size go out to our islands, and that's over 20 miles from our harbor to the coves where most people like to anchor. If they hadn't had the leaky fitting, they'd have been fine. They may have been heading for Catalina Island, or to Long Beach....in either case, the direct course would take them well off the coast.

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REDTAG September 01 2014 at 5:03 AM

Way to go Coasties.

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Dave September 01 2014 at 7:16 AM

Not sure how this is a lead story on AOL. We have been towing in distressed vessels since the Cutter Service days.

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Sherry September 01 2014 at 7:54 AM

Yea, CG. Always gets the job done!

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liondog96 September 01 2014 at 9:02 AM

He probably named it. Women aren't very good at inventing things in history. They didn't even invent the tampon.

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morphiss7 September 01 2014 at 11:36 AM

Love the coast guard !!!!

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chuck September 01 2014 at 12:53 PM

SEMPER PAR!

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