Coast Guard rescues woman, dogs in distress

11th Coast Guard District NewsSAN DIEGO – A boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station San Diego rescued a woman and two dogs from a sail boat that was flooding and in danger of running aground due to rain and rough seas near San Diego Saturday afternoon.

The Coast Guard crew took the woman and dogs off their flooding boat and towed it to Shelter Island in San Diego Bay at approximately 1:20 p.m.

The woman made a distress call, stating her boat was flooding east of the Zuniga Jetty, drifting toward the shore and she was unable to control it.

The Coast Guard 41-foot Utility Boat crew was on scene with the sail boat within minutes and transported the woman, dogs and boat to safe harbor.

Boaters are urged to exercise caution during inclement weather, and to ensure they have proper safety equipment aboard their vessel for use in an emergency.

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