MARINA DEL REY (CBSLA.com) — Two men in their 60s are recovering in a hospital Thursday after their boat capsized near the Marina del Rey breakwater, authorities said.
A sailboat with two people aboard was reported on the rocks at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lt. Paul Patterson said.
Lifeguards with the Baywatch Marina del Rey and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded first and found a 22-foot power boat that capsized and was resting on the break wall, Patterson said.
The lifeguards were able to rescue the two men, who were found clinging to the rocks of the break wall. They were taken back to the Marina del Rey docks, where they were treated for mild hypothermia before being taken to a hospital for further treatment, Patterson said.
Authorities said the men had been out setting lobster traps when the boat flipped upside down and one of the lines likely became strung around a propeller.
The boat remained in the water due to rough tide conditions, Patterson said. Harbor operations reevaluated the condition of the vessel at first light.
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