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Two people rescued from sinking boat off Catalina Island

Two people rescued from sinking boat off Catalina Island

Two people were rescued Tuesday night from their sinking boat off Santa Catalina Island. No injuries were reported, according to U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Adam Eggers.

The 26-foot commercial fishing boat was reported sinking about 9:30 p.m. on the eastern side of the island near Long Point. Baywatch personnel from Avalon and Cabrillo responded to the scene and pumped water from the stricken vessel. A Coast Guard vessel towed the boat to San Pedro.

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UPDATES

12:09 a.m.: This story has been updated to include information about the boat being towed to shore and that the occupants were uninjured.

This story was originally published at 9:27 p.m.

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