Four people were rescued by sheriff’s deputies after their powerboat capsized near the Marina del Rey breakwater June 16.
Two of the boaters received minor injuries during the incident, sheriff’s officials said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station boat patrol deputies were called at about 2 p.m. to the Marina del Rey breakwater, where a vessel had capsized on the rocks, Sgt. Michael Mitchell said.
Four people who had been aboard had made it onto the rocks, but were in an active wave zone and in danger of being crushed by their boat, Mitchell said.
For their safety, the victims were instructed to climb to the top of the breakwater and wait for the deputies.
The deputies maneuvered their patrol boat to a safe zone and climbed onto the breakwater rocks to assist the victims, Mitchell said.
The victims were then assisted onto the sheriff’s rescue boat and transported to Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station where they were met by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics, Mitchell said.