2 people found safe after capsizing a boat off Catalina Island
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Two people were found safe and sound ashore after their boat capsized near Catalina Island on Saturday morning, triggering a rescue operation, authorities said.
The couple suffered no injuries and the ship touched down, according to an Avalon paramedic team. No one else was missing, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
Authorities learned of the incident around 10:40 a.m., said Ed Pickett, a firefighter supervisor.
Rescuers, US Coast Guard, divers and air units have been dispatched to help search for the victims, firefighters say.
The call for resources has since been canceled, the agency said on Twitter shortly before 11:30 a.m.
It was not clear what caused the boat to overturn. Authorities have not provided any further details about the incident.
Alexandria Hernandez of KTLA contributed to this report.
**UPDATE** #westonIC @LACoSavers Baywatch Avalon Paramedic Rescue Boat at scene Report of a stranded vessel with 2 people ashore safely. No injuries and no missing persons. All incoming resources have been canceled. Baywatch Avalon will remain on site and be able to manage.
– LACoFD lifeguards (@LACoLifeguards) July 20, 2019
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