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Four people rescued from sinking boat off Catalina Island

April 6, 2011 |  4:21 pm

Catalina Coast Guard Rescue Four people, including two children, were rescued Wednesday from their sinking boat off Santa Catalina Island.

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel and helicopter responded as the 45-foot motor yacht began taking on water about 15 miles southeast of Catalina, authorities said.

Video: Rescue off Catalina

Coast Guard personnel were assisted by a Baywatch rescue boat from Avalon as water was pumped from the stricken vessel, which allowed it to be towed to Catalina.

The children, ages 12 and 13, had left Avalon earlier in the day with two adults. Their condition was not released.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Twitter: @LAJourno

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Photo: Rescuers assist stricken yacht off Catalina. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard.

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