Boy Scout Boat Found Capsized At Sea

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are searching the waters off the Santa Monica coast after discovering a capsized, 22-foot capsized boat registered to the Boy Scouts, though they say the vessel may have broken free from its moorings and overturned in the surf.

Santa Monica harbor patrol found the boat around 9 p.m. Saturday.

U.S. Coast Guard and Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopters, along with lifeguard search boats, searched the area but has found no one in the water.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brent Reid says the boat is registered to the Boy Scout unit in Van Nuys.

The boat has been righted and no personal effects were found inside it or floating in the water.

The Coast Guard says the boat could have broken free from its moorings and overturned from the surf.
Information from: Los Angeles Times,

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