Coast Guard assists 4 boaters near Anacapa Island

Coast Guard Station Channel Islands, California, crewmembers tow a disabled 38-foot vessel near Anacapa Island, Sept. 10, 2017. The vessel, with four people on board, was disabled and taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard photo/released)

Coast Guard Station Channel Islands, crewmembers tow a disabled 38-foot vessel near Anacapa Island, Sept. 10, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo

LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard assisted four boaters after their vessel began taking on water near Anacapa Island, Sunday.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor watchstanders received a distress call from a 38-foot boat, with four people aboard, reporting their vessel was taking on water near Anacapa Island.

A Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched to assist the boaters.

The crew of the 31-foot good Samaritan vessel Gecko also responded and remained with the vessel until the Coast Guard crew arrived.

The Coast Guard crew arrived on scene, secured the flooding source and towed the vessel back to Channel Islands Harbor with no reported injuries.

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