Coast Guard rescues boater 12 miles west of San Onofre State Beach

A boater is helped off of a Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter by the crew at Coast Guard Sector San Diego November 6, 2017. The man was rescued after his 18-foot cuddy cabin boat began taking on water 12 miles west of San Onofre State Beach, San Clemente, California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joel Guzman/released)

A boater is helped off of a Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter by the crew November 6, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joel Guzman)

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard rescued a man after his vessel began taking on water off the coast of San Onofre State Beach, San Clemente, California, Monday afternoon.

At approximately 11:20 a.m., Monday, a man aboard an 18-foot boat contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center and reported that his vessel was taking on water approximately 12 miles west of San Onofre State Beach.

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Haddock were diverted to assist. A Coast Guard Station San Diego 33-foot special purpose craft-law enforcement crew was also launched. The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene and remained with the vessel while awaiting the arrival of commercial assistance.

At approximately 12:45 p.m., The man abandoned his vessel after it began to rapidly sink. The Jayhawk crew deployed a rescue swimmer to rescue him.

He was transported to Coast Guard Sector San Diego with no reported injuries.

Towboat US towed the vessel to Dana Point, California.

The Coast Guard Cutter Haddock is an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in San Diego.


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