Vol. 17, No. 03 – Nov 1 – Nov 14, 2023 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes 10/18

2:57pm, dispatched to traumatic injuries at Surfers Knoll Groin. 32 y/o male washed off the jetty and sustaining intermediate injuries. Transported by AMR.

Thursday 10/19

1:33pm, observed a surfer in distress near Ventura Pier, succumbed to large surf. Operator aboard RWC pulled the distressed surfer from the water, took to shore.

Friday 10/20

4:24pm, Harbor Patrol Officers attending a Prime Rib dinner hosted by the Ventura Yacht Club in appreciation of their service to the boating community.

Saturday 10/21

4:10pm, dispatched to PWC in distress just outside the harbor. Officers responded, pulled 2 persons from the water. Assessing for exposure, patients refused further care. Tow Boat US assisted with towing submerged PWC.

Sunday 10/22

6:15am, observed NWS issued Gale Warning, raised warning pennants.

4:45pm, contacted two hoop net fishermen at the Launch Ramp, advised of the Gale Warning and the dangerous winds predicted. The pair decide to not go out.

Monday 10/23

1:36pm, observed a motor vessel in violation of speed ordinance in the main channel. Contacted via VHF 16, issued warning and gained compliance.

6:15pm, observed NWS issued Small Craft Advisory, illuminated warning lights

Tuesday 10/24

3:25am, dispatched to unconscious patient in Ventura Marina Community. Officers performed life saving efforts, but patient was unfortunately deceased.

4:30pm, observed a transient sailboat at the launch ramp. Officers contacted skipper and advised they were not welcome from previous defrauding. Warned of issuing a citation for securing without permission and the vessel departed.

Wednes 10/25

11:50am, received request for a boating accident report from July. No report was ever taken, officers advising of need to generate a report within 10 days.

12:30pm, received complaint about boat owners using paintball guns to deter sea lions from destroying their property. Officers attempted to explain how NOAA outlined several legal methods for removing the mammals, but the complainant refused to acknowledge that the boaters were well within their rights to do so.

Thursday 10/26

1:33pm, contacted small skiff inside the breakwall engaged in fishing. Safety inspection revealed they were short a lifejacket. Officers issued loaner lifejacket.

2:15pm, assisted a 24ft motor vessel in the turning basin with engine failure. Officers took the vessel en short tow to the launch ramp, released.

Friday 10/27

9:20am, officers giving a presentation about water/beach safety talk. A hands-on exercise of sand entrapment and extricating an object intended to be a person.

Saturday 10/28

6:53am, observed NWS issued Small Craft Advisory, raised warning pennant.

4:12pm, dispatched to a fall in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded, assessed a 74 y/o female. Patient care taken over by VFD/AMR.

Sunday 10/29

2:37am, dispatched to a fall in Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted a male up, no injuries occurred, canceled responding units.

8:25pm, received request for a tow from a 32ft powerboat near the #2 buoy with engine failure. Officers responded and assisted Tow Boat US with the tow.

Monday 10/30

2:50pm, officers taking city manager and Ventura Port Commissioners on a boat tour of the harbor in Rescue Boat 19.



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