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Rescuers search for man who plunged into San Pedro harbor [Updated]

March 4, 2010 | 10:28 pm


Rescuers were searching Thursday night for a crew member who fell off a cargo ship in San Pedro harbor.

The crew member was on the United Spirit, which carries Nissan vehicles, when he fell into the water about 7:15 p.m, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Scuba divers from the Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department as well as personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard in rescue vessels were looking for the victim.

[Updated 10:16 p.m.: Authorities now say that the man did not fall off the ship. A witness said the man, who was partially clothed, ran across the dock and jumped into the water near the propeller of the cargo ship as it was arriving, Coast Guard Lt. Tyler Stutin said].

-- Robert J. Lopez

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