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Coast Guard Rescues 25 From Sinking Boat Near San Clemente Island

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Manuel Armenta | 21 Marcha, 2017, 02:06

An MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

The Coast Guard rescued 20 passengers and five crewmembers from a sinking vessel near San Clemente Island early Sunday morning.

The Coast Guard, the Navy and two Vessel Assist crews helped get the 63-foot charter boat Truline to Newport Beach Shipyard, the Coast Guard said in a statement. As of 11 a.m., the fishing boat was still on its way back to San Pedro. The accident happened about a half-mile south of the island just before 3 a.m., according to the local Fox News affiliate.

No injuries were reported.

The Coast Guard's gas-powered pumps on board were sufficient to keep the flooding in check, he added.

The Navy crew arrived at 4:30 a.m. and assisted with dewatering the Truline. A couple of hours later, Sockeye's crew arrived to relieve the Navy crew.

Crew from the Sockeye ultimately transferred the 20 Truline passengers to its vessel, and the five crew members stayed on board the fishing boat, the Coast Guard said. "Everyone was safely dropped off by the Coast Guard ship". "That's what we are hoping for", he said.