Coast Guard rescues 6 people from sinking boat

Saved by the Jacket

Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews rescued six people from a sinking vessel 12 miles southeast of Channel Islands Harbor, Sunday morning.

”We were encouraged to see that the mariners were prepared to abandon ship with life jackets on,” said Lt. Cmdr Jack Smith, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator. “Wearing your life jacket greatly improves your chance of survival in the deceptively cold water off the California coast.”

Source: EDHAT

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