Coast Guard searching for possible boaters in distress

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard NewsSAN DIEGO – Coast Guard crews are searching for possible mariners in distress in the vicinity of Point Loma, Sunday.

At around 2 p.m., Customs and Border Protection requested Coast Guard assistance in a search for a green and white vessel after receiving a collect call from someone aboard the boat reporting it was taking on water.

The boat is reported to have five people aboard.

A CBP boat crew, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew are searching the area.

The Coast Guard has also issued an urgent marine broadcast to mariners, urging mariners in the area to keep a lookout for the mariners.

Due to the report coming from a collect call, rescue crews have been unable to call the person for more information.

If anyone has information that could assist rescuers locate the boaters, please call 619-278-7033.

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