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LA Times Today: Column One: Boat rescue reunion 35 years later
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LA Times Today: Column One: Boat rescue reunion 35 years later

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In 1986, 9-year-old Desireé Rodriguez and her family headed out on their boat for a day of fishing off of Catalina Island - a monthly tradition for the Riverside family.

But what started off as a carefree day trip turned into tragedy.

L.A. Times staff writer Faith Pinho shared the story about Desireé, the sole survivor of a terrifying boat accident, and her emotional reunion with her rescuers 35 years later.