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11 Rescued From Drifting Yacht

 
11 Rescued From Drifting Yacht
Posted September 3rd, 2013 @ 7:33am

Lifeguards rescued 11 people who had to abandon a yacht after it drifted toward a Newport Beach pier and bumped its pillars. Orange County Sheriff's Deputy William Nelson said no one was injured in last night's accident. Nelson said someone aboard the 55-foot yacht reported to authorities that the boat lost power and was drifting toward shore.

He said heavy fog hampered rescuer's search of the boat and they didn't get a clear view of it until it came close to the pier. Authorities evacuated the pier and lifeguards swam with the passengers to shore. It will stay closed until crews inspect it for any damage.

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