SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A sailor was rescued after his sailboat somehow became disabled off the coast of Baja California, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday.
The sailor had left San Diego Nov. 1, bound for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Allyson Conroy of the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Coast Guard received a call from the friend of the sailor Friday night, saying he had received a telephone call from his friend that said "Emergency, emergency" and nothing more.
Another phone call came in on Saturday morning that included geographic coordinates of the sailor, Conroy said. The Coast Guard sent the cutter Mellon to the location, and the man and his boat were found floating about 160 miles southwest of San Diego.
The Mellon launched a small-boat crew to take the man aboard safely. His abandoned boat was marked as a hazard to navigation, Conroy said.
Four college basketball coaches were among those facing federal charges Tuesday in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, including former SDSU assistant coach Tony Bland now of the University of Southern California.
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday a proposal banning certain items that could be used as weapons in unincorporated areas where border wall prototypes are set to be constructed.
Firefighters working in steep canyons Tuesday got help from retardant-dropping aircraft flying around-the-clock as they saved homes from a smoky blaze that surged through suburban canyons in Southern California and sent hundreds scrambling for safety.
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The City of Chula Vista is making a push to hire more officers as the city's population continues to steadily grow and the police department said it does not have enough officers to keep pace.