Sunset Cliffs in San Diego. Photo by Jon Sullivan via Wikimedia Commons

Crews worked to rescue four people from a 46-foot boat that was struggling in the ocean west of Sunset Cliffs Saturday.

San Diego lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and a commercial boat insurance company all worked together to conduct the rescue.

Someone aboard the vessel called for help at about 2:45 p.m. when a pump on its starboard side couldn’t keep up with the water the boat was taking on, USCG Petty Officer Rob Simpson said. There were only four people aboard the vessel.

Lifeguards from San Diego Fire-Rescue Department arrived first with a portable pump to help expel the excess water, Simpson said. Coast Guard personnel also responded with a portable pump to ensure the situation was safe. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Once the flooding was stabilized, the boating insurance company BoatUS took control of the vessel, Simpson said.

As of 3:45 p.m., BoatUS was towing the boat back to Mission Bay.

— City News Service

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