Coast Guard Rescues Nine People From A Capsized Pleasure Craft

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe rescued nine people from the water Saturday after a 21-foot rental pleasure craft capsized on Lake Tahoe.

At 4:44 p.m., Station Lake Tahoe received a call from a person reporting that his pleasure craft capsized causing nine people to fall into the water. The Station immediately launched a 25-foot safe boat, arriving on scene at 4:57 p.m. The safety boat crew located the victims and safely retrieved them from the water.

The victims were found in good condition and were released upon reaching the shore.

The victims reported that two to three foot waves crashed on the bow of their pleasure craft, causing it to capsize.

The Coast Guard reminds all members of the boat community to ensure they have all required and highly recommended safety equipment onboard and in serviceable condition prior to leaving the dock, including properly fitting Coast Guard approved life jackets for each person onboard, emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRB), flares and properly functioning radio and navigational equipment.

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