SANTA BARBARA (CBS/AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol have rescued a family of four — including a 6-month-old baby and a dog — whose sailboat broke free from its moorings amid high waves and strong winds in Santa Barbara.
Coast Guard spokesman Adam Eggers said a rescue swimmer was lowered from a helicopter Sunday to the deck of the sailboat to check on the two adults and two children who were aboard. They were transferred safely to a harbor patrol boat and brought ashore.
Winds were gusting at about 40 mph and the sea was swelling as high as eight feet in the area as a storm passed over the Central Coast.
By late Sunday morning rainfall totals across the region ranged from about a half inch to up to 2 inches.
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