70-foot boat runs aground south of Marina del Rey

Boat runs aground
Gerhard Trippel, top, in yellow, a hazardous materials specialist with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, climbs aboard the Angelique with help from county Lifeguard Capt. Mike Inscore.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

A 70-foot powerboat anchored just south of Marina del Rey ran aground early Thursday.

Officials said the captain of the Angelique awoke about 4:30 a.m. to the sound of the boat dragging its anchor.

Attempts to start the vessel’s engines were unsuccessful, and before rescue boats could arrive, the boat ran aground in heavy seas.

Los Angeles County lifeguards and sheriff’s deputies took three people and three dogs from the Angelique onto the rescue boat.


No one was injured.

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