Vol. 15, No. 09 – Jan 26 – Feb 8, 2022 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday 01/04

5:06pm, received report, hazard to navigation in the keys. Officers responded and found a dock box submerged, removed it. Contacted a number inside and the owner advised they haven’t lived in the keys for years, placed in L&F.

Friday 01/07

11:58pm, dispatched to chest pain at the Holiday Inn. Officers responded with AMR and attempted to assist the patient but they refused medical aid.

Saturday 01/08

10:53am, received report of vessel accident at VIM L-dock. Officers responded and investigated. Disabled vessel collided with a catamaran on the endtie. Minor damage was observed and the both parties were advised of the situation.

6:56pm, dispatched to a fall victim at the Greek restaurant. Officers went and found an 60 y/o male with a laceration on his head. Patient transported by AMR

Sunday 01/09

5:30am, observed NWS issued a Small Craft Advisory. Officers raised pennants.

10:40am, received report of two overdue Standup paddlers on a long distance trip. Officers investigated, and the two SUP’ers were found safe.

11:55am, officers en route to the docks in front of the Greek restaurant to lifeguard the swim for the cross event, “the Greek epiphany.”

Monday 01/10

2:39am, dispatched to a fall victim at VWM. Officers responded and assisted a 64 y/o male that fell earlier and wanted ride to hospital, AMR transported patient

Tuesday 01/11

4:35am, dispatched to a traffic accident on Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded and found a vehicle into a light pole. No injuries, but VPD arrested driver for suspicion of driving under the influence. Edison contacted about light pole.

11:59am, received report of a subject threatening to shoot someone. Officers advised to call police. Explaining to the caller that the Harbor Patrol are “boating” officers focusing on education and are not armed police officers.

10:13pm, dispatched to an ill person with Covid 19 at one of the marinas. Officers responded and assisted AMR with the call. All precautions taken.

Wednes 01/12

8:49am, dispatched to a missing surfer at the Ventura Pier. Officers responded and found a surfboard broken in half. The surfer was eventually found onshore.

11:50pm, dispatched to a missing 50 y/o female, last scene near Harbor Cove. Officers assisted VPD with the search, the person was located 4 hours later on a commercial fishing vessel with a friend. No injuries or crimes observed.

Thursday 01/13

10:57am, dispatched to an injured surfer near the Santa Clara Rivermouth. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to assist. Patrol transported patient to medics in Surfers Knoll lot. Patient transported for possible collar bone fracture

Friday 01/14

10:00am, Officers assisting VC Sheriff with their helicopter training at the end of Spinnaker Drive. They were conducting hoisting rescue operations.

Saturday 01/15

5:00am, received report of a tsunami advisory in effect for California from Tonga underwater volcanic eruption. Officers contacting marinas and receiving requests for information. Attempting to call all available officers to work.

10:50am, while searching offshore and from HQ for a missing sailboat, tragically, Rescue Boat 17, docked at the time, was inundated with an outgoing surge, capsized and sunk in the Pierpont Basin. Tow Boat US was able to raise the vessel, towed to the boatyard, hauled out where it awaits a survey of damage.



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