SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Three adults and two children, stranded at sea near the Zuniga Jetty off the coast of San Diego aboard their boat, were rescued by the Coast Guard late Saturday, the San Diego Coast Guard said.
Their 18-foot boat lost power after their engine overheated and the boat drifted toward the Zuniga Jetty just outside San Diego Bay, the SDCG said. A Good Samaritan towed the vessel away from the rocks and the crew reset their anchor.
After their anchor broke free a second time, the mariners grew concerned and called 911 at 6:20 p.m. once they began to drift dangerously close to the jetty.
"The boaters were not well prepared for the conditions," said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Kramer, an operations specialist with the Joint Harbor Operations Center. "We recommend all boaters wear their life jackets at all times, monitor the weather closely and take a safe boating course."
A 33-foot rescue boat from the SDCG arrived and found the boat approximately 25 yards away from the rocks and towed the boat to the Shelter Island boat ramp, the SDCG said. The children, 12 and 13 years old, and the three adults arrived safely to shore around 8 p.m.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
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The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.