Marine Group Boat Works Employees Rescue Man From Burning Boat
Chula Vista, CA
Originally Posted 9/30/2016, 1:05 PM
Last Updated 10/4/2016, 9:02 AM
A sailboat caught fire in the middle of the San Diego Bay by channel marker 15. It was spotted by employees of Marine Group Boat Works, a privately owned Chula Vista shipyard at approximately 10:15 am.
In a coordinated effort, employees from Marine Group immediately called San Diego Harbor Police and 9-1-1.
Two employees and two crew from a yacht undergoing a refit were dispatched on a tender to assess the situation.
They spotted a man in the water who appeared to be swimming away from the burning boat and rescued him. They brought him back to the main office to dry him off and rest.
The man appears to be unharmed and is with Fire and Police Department officials to go over the details of the incident.
San Diego Harbor Police put out the fire and are currently investigating the cause. At this time, the cause is unknown.
STATEMENTS RELEASED BY MARINE GROUP BOAT WORKS
Per Todd Roberts, President
“Marine Group is proud that our emergency procedures were able to assist a life.”
“We really are a Port community who looks out for one other, and we were reminded by that in the instant response and support—not only by our own team, but from the San Diego Harbor Police, Chula Vista Fire Department and Police Department as well.”
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Contact Port of San Diego, San Diego Harbor Police for information regarding the incident.
OTHER INQUIRIES, CONTACT:
Leah Yam, Director of Communications