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Family rescued after boat overturns in San Diego Bay

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Harbor police and a civilian boater rescued five people, including three children, who were aboard a vessel that partially sank and then capsized on San Diego Bay Thursday, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

The federal maritime agency got a report about 3:30 p.m. that a 16-foot boat was taking on water roughly two miles south of the Coronado Bridge, USCG Petty Officer Connie Gawrelli said.

The Coast Guard, Navy and San Diego Harbor Police sent rescue personnel the area. By the time they arrived, a boater who happened to be in the area had safely taken three children off the disabled vessel, while two adults remained aboard, trying to keep it from sinking, Gawrelli said.

A short time later, the swamped vessel capsized, sending the occupants into the bay. Officers with the harbor enforcement agency promptly rescued them.

No injuries were reported, according to Gawrelli.

A commercial salvage company was called in to tow the partially sunken boat back to a dock, she said.

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