Thursday, October 19, 2017

Los Angeles Port Rescue

By Karen Robes Meeks

Officers with the Los Angeles Port Police Marine Division recently rescued a man who was thrown off his boat near Angels Gate lighthouse, saving him and his boat from colliding into the breakwater, according to the Port of Los Angeles.

The incident took place on Columbus Day when officers responded to reports of a man overboard. After scanning the water briefly, they found the man and pulled him out of the water to safety. Then they raced after the runaway sailboat, maneuvering alongside it and jumping into the vessel to gain control of it, missing the breakwater.

The man was treated for hypothermia and his sailboat made it safely to the dock.