Coast Guard rescues three near Shelter Island

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters from the water near Shelter Island, in San Diego, Monday.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., Monday, a Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) 91109 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement boat crew came upon three people in the water who had been involved in a personal watercraft collision, and had been in the water for approximately 30 minutes.

All three people were pulled aboard the MSST’s vessel, and one PWC was towed to Harbor Island, in San Diego. The second watercraft was overturned and the owner would attempt recovery.

The overturned PWC was found to have a crack in the hull and the owner was unable to re-right or tow it. The MSST crew placed the PWC into side tow and used a dewatering pump to keep the craft afloat until it was also brought to Harbor Island.

There were no reported injuries, and all three survivors were transported to Harbor Island at approximately 3 p.m.

There was no reported pollution.