Vol. 8, No. 23 – August 19 – September 1, 2015 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

8-1 5:33pm, harbor patrol received a report of a two vessels near the Surfers Knoll groin in need of assistance.  Officers responded in two separate boats.  Upon arriving on scene, one of the vessels was observed in immediate danger in the surfline.  Patrol passed a tow line to the small disabled vessel.  The boat was rescued along with all ten souls onboard.  The other vessel was not in immediate danger and was assisted without incident.
8-1 7:54pm, received a dispatch to a water rescue at Emma Wood group camp.  Officers responded in the fireboat from the harbor.  The victim was rescued from a rip current and released at the scene.
8-2 3:45pm, officers observed a vendor, 805 jetski rentals operating without a permit at the public launch ramp.  He was contacted and advised of the violation.  The individual is under investigation for operating without a permit.
8-5 7:15am, officers received a report of a stolen standup paddle board from a VIM tenant.  After a few days of investigation, the board was discovered for sale on craigslist.  The incident is under investigation.
8-6 12:05pm, officers received a report of a vessel sinking at the fuel pier.  Patrol responded and dewatered the fishing vessel.  With assistance from a crew member, the source of the leak was discovered in the rudder post.  The owner was notified and was en route from Long Beach to repair the boat.
8-7 4:25pm, officers received a report from lifeguards of a stingray strike at Surfers Knoll Groin.  Patrol responded, assessed and treated the injury, transported the patient to his vehicle where a family member drove him to a local hospital for further evaluation.
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1200pm, harbor patrol received a dispatch to a water rescue near the South Jetty.  Officers responded by boat to assist lifeguards with four persons caught in a rip current.

5:23pm, officers were dispatched to a person not breathing on their sailboat in Ventura West Marina.  After arriving on scene it was determined that the male had died earlier and was not viable for resuscitation.

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