MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — A captain involved in the rescue of three adults and one child aboard a 40-foot boat off Malibu spoke out Sunday.
Captain Ron Briggs of the research vessel Pacific Storm says he and his crew were headed to Paradise Cove to anchor up for the evening when they heard a mayday just after 7 p.m. Saturday.
Following the mayday, Briggs says they located the boat, which was approximately a mile away, with smoke protruding. They arrived on scene before the Coast Guard could.
“The people on the Dukella did everything right. They [put out their] mayday. They got in their life raft and it ended up being a good ending to what could have been a tragic story,” he told KNX1070’s Bob Brill.