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Boaters Escape Unharmed Despite Sailboat Hitting Reef Near Cabrillo National Monument


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The sailboat on the rocks at Point Loma Saturday. Photo credit: OnScene.TV

Nine people emerged unscathed Saturday morning despite their sailboat striking a reef below the Cabrillo National Monument.

They had passed the Point Loma Lighthouse in the 25-foot sailboat during low tide, according to OnScene.TV, when the accident occurred at about 10:50 a.m. The surf then carried the boat to the rocky shoreline, where it beached itself.

Multiple agencies responded, including San Diego lifeguards, the Federal Fire Department, the U.S. Park Police and the U.S. Coast Guard, but each of the occupants was able to get off the boat and onto the rocks safely.

They suffered no injuries and were transported by federal authorities to the monument to meet family and friends.

The owner of the boat will have the boat towed off the rocks.


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