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Two people rescued from sinking boat off Catalina Island

Two people rescued from sinking boat off Catalina Island
Kayakers assemble on the leeward side of Santa Catalina Island near Long Point, where rescuers responded Tuesday night to a report of sinking boat with two people on board. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

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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