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Lifeguards rescue 4 passengers from overturned vessel

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6:30AM Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division responded to a report of a capsized vessel with passengers in the water. The report was made by a passing tanker.

Once on-scene Long Beach Fire Department Rescue Boat 2 found an 18′ Aluminum Crestliner capsized with 4 passengers in the water. The passengers had been clinging to their overturned vessel for about an hour before being spotted. No injuries were reported however, patients are being evaluated by LBFD for possible hypothermia. Baywatch Cabrillo has righted the vessel and towed it back to harbor.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division recommends always carrying a water resistant VHF Radio on your vessel and person for emergencies just like these. Visit the California Department of Boating and Waterways for more boating safety tips.

Lifeguard PIO and Baywatch Cabrillo Rescue Boat Crew will be available between 9:00AM-9:30AM for media inquires at the Cabrillo Beach Boat Ramp. 3720 Stephen M White Dr, San Pedro, CA 90731

Please contact Lifeguard PIO Lidia Barillas for more information (213)670-3197

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Inspiration Point Coastal Cave Incident July 30th, 2015

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Inspiration Point "Gorge Three". Photo Credit: NBCLA

Inspiration Point “Gorge Three”. Photo Credit: NBCLA

Rancho Palos Verdes – July 30, 2015 – Los Angeles County Fire Department Fire Units and Lifeguards responded to a coastal incident for two swimmers in distress at Inspiration Point in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Lifeguards affected two ocean rescues pulling two men from dangerous surf conditions at coastal cave “Gorge three” at the south end of Inspiration Point.

At 1421 hours, Lomita L.A. County Sheriff’s station notified L.A. County Fire Department and Lifeguard Division of a 911 call reporting two swimmers in distress, at Inspiration Point Gorge three at the 5300 block of Palos Verdes Drive.

LACoFD Lifeguard Rescue Boat Baywatch Cabrillo was first on scene identifying two swimmers in distress in the water just outside of Gorge three. Two ocean rescues were affected by the Baywatch Cabrillo Lifeguard Deckhand. Both victims were adult males in their twenties. The first victim was rescued and taken back to shore and treated for minor injuries by LACoFD units.  The second victim was found unresponsive in the water and was taken aboard Lifeguard Rescue Boat Baywatch Cabrillo. Lifesaving measures were attempted while en route to LA Harbor where patient care was transferred to LAFD Paramedics.

Sadly the rescue victim who was transported did not survive according to the LA City Fire Department.

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We would like to remind beach goers to always check in with a lifeguard before entering the ocean