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Harbor Blotter -- Aug. 16

posted: 8/16/2013
ORANGE COUNTY

Dana Point Harbor
Aug. 2 • 9:02 a.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded a report of a skipper suffering a head injury aboard a fishing vessel. The subject was taken back to the Harbor Patrol docks.

Aug. 2 • 5:21 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a boat with an overheated engine at the entrance buoy.

Aug. 3 • 2:14 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to reports of a woman and a man being “loud” on standup paddleboards and crashing into boats in guest slips. 

Newport Harbor
Aug. 2 • 1:13 p.m
. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a vessel adrift 50 yards offshore near Emerald Bay, with no power and no way to anchor.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Marina del Rey
July 13• 3:35 p.m.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marine Patrol boat deputies responded to a report of a personal watercraft rider operating in a dangerous manner at the north jetty. Officers contacted the PWC operator and cited the rider for operating too close to shore.

July 22 • 10:22 a.m. Marine Patrol deputies responded to a report of a navigation hazard at “C” Basin. Deputies found a large sofa floating in the water -- however, no matching end tables or lamps were found. Being unable to complete the set, deputies towed the couch to the launch ramp for disposal.

July 27 • 1:45 p.m. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrol boat Edgington responded to a report of a woman in full cardiac arrest aboard a vessel in “B” Basin. Upon arrival, deputies found a citizen performing active hands-only CPR on the female patient. Deputy Burnett and Deputy Feder immediately took over CPR and applied an automatic external defibrillator (AED). Los Angeles County Fire Engine 110 arrived, and after approximately 15 minutes of CPR and medication, paramedics were able to obtain a weak but steady pulse. The patient was transported via ambulance to a nearby hospital, where at press time she was listed in critical condition.

July 29 • 8:30 p.m. Deputies received information regarding two different vessels operating illegal charters in Marina del Rey. The two boats were checked, and they were found to be operating within the law.

VENTURA COUNTY

Channel Islands Harbor
July 18 • 1:35 p.m.
Channel Islands Harbor Patrol responded to a report of an injury on a 35-foot sailboat in the main basin, with one person aboard. The subject had reportedly been struck by a boom and was treated for his injuries. The vessel was towed to the harbormaster dock. The patient was transferred by ambulance to a local hospital. July 22 • 8 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers observed a 30-foot boat having difficulty maneuvering in the East Channel. The vessel had mechanical problems and was towed to the public guest docks.
 
July 27 • 4:15 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 19-foot vessel disabled one-half mile southwest of the harbor entrance. The vessel was towed to the public launch ramp.

Aug. 3 • 7:05 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a man overboard on a 20-foot sailboat, 3 miles west of the harbor entrance. The subject was rescued and taken aboard the patrol boat, and was treated for hypothermia while en route to the harbormaster dock. The subject was then transferred by ambulance to a local hospital.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Santa Barbara Harbor

July 28 • 8:25 p.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a sick pelican at the launch ramp. Officers captured the bird and transported it in a box back to the Harbor Patrol office. The bird was later picked up by a Wildlife Care Network volunteer.

Aug. 4 • 11:45 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a report of an overturned kayak with one person in the water, near Stearns Wharf. Officers responded and found the victim holding on to his kayak and the anchorage boundary buoy. The subject was pulled aboard by officers and was transported safely to the Harbor Patrol dock. Officers searched the anchorage areas after learning the subject was boating with two other kayakers. The two non-swimmers were found clinging to their rental kayaks, supported by life jackets. They were transported back to the Harbor Patrol dock.

Aug. 6 • 6 p.m. A Harbor Patrol officer responded to a report of a broken-down water taxi at the east side of Stearns Wharf, with 20 people on board. The officer took the vessel in tow and safely transported it to the passenger loading ramp on the wharf.

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