MISSION BEACH (CNS) - Luck was on the side of four men who escaped uninjured today when their 20-foot motorboat crashed into the Mission Beach jetty.
The men were not wearing life jackets when they anchored the boat just outside the Mission Bay channel around 10:50 a.m., said San Diego Lifeguard Lt. Nick Lerma.
Their anchor was not strong enough, and the ocean pushed the boat onto the rocks, Lerma said.
The men called for lifeguards' help and then were able to climb onto the jetty rocks before help arrived, he said.
When lifeguards removed the boat from the rocks, it began to sink, but they were able to tow it to a launch ramp, he said.
"The moral of this story is that when you're on a boat, you need to be responsible for your boat, be familiar with the equipment, have people wear life jackets and have training before you go out," Lerma said. "There was a lot of luck involved in this situation, because it could have ended much more tragically."
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