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  • Catalina Island Winds Turn Deadly

    Rough seas caused several boats to become beached on Catalina Island, the National Weather Service said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Two people have died on Catalina Island, including a harbor patrol officer who was involved in a boating incident, authorities said Wednesday morning.

    Homicide detectives were en route to Green Pleasure Pier in Avalon Harbor to investigate the death of the harbor patrolman, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

    A second man died in a “water-related incident,” a spokesperson for the county coroner’s office said.

    It was not immediately clear if the two victims died in the same incident.

    “Our thoughts are w/ the family friends of the Avalon Harbor Patrol Officer,” the county Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division said on Twitter. “Very sad news coming out of Catalina this morning #RIP.”

    High winds Tuesday night caused rough seas into the island’s Avalon Harbor, where several boats became unmoored and beached, the National Weather Service said.

    No other information was available

    KTLA Report

    LA Times Article

    Long Beach Press Telegram
    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery

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    Closer to home, strong winds kept the USCG was kept busy retrieving boats which had either broken loose
    or were dragging their hooks...image courtesy Paul Dines

    The kids at the RYC junior program spang into action when one of the local yachts tore
    free from their dock and drifted in to neighboring RYC

    Jeff Thorpe snapped these pics of some rearranging of the furniture at the SFYC

    Sites like these were all to abundant, with gusts to 62 recorded in North Oakland, 48 at SFO, 60mph at Las Trampas....
    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery


    • #3
      Condolences to those involved. Tragic loss.

      So sorry to hear.