Coast Guard responds to vessel aground near Santa Rosa Island

65 Point MuguLOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard hoisted and transferred a boater to safety after his vessel ran aground on the southeast side of Santa Rosa Island, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call at 1 a.m., from an individual aboard the 32-foot fishing vessel, Western Warrior, reporting that the vessel had run aground and needed immediate assistance.

A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu arrived on scene and safely hoisted the man and transported him to Oxnard Airport where EMS was waiting.

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