Coast Guard Looks For Disabled Boat With Three Aboard

Aug 11, 2014 9:12 AM

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard in Southern California is searching for three people believed to be stranded on a disabled 17-foot boat headed from Catalina Island to Rancho Palos Verdes.

Lt. Michael Turanitza says Monday morning that the Coast Guard got a 911 call from the boaters after 8 p.m. Sunday saying the engine died, but their phone battery died during the call.

He says the boat doesn't have flares, a radio or a global positioning system, making the search more complicated.

Boats from the Coast Guard and Baywatch, along with helicopters from Los Angeles and San Diego are assisting in the search.


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