By Bay City News—
Alameda firefighters towed a disabled boat to shore near
Crown Memorial Beach this afternoon after receiving a request for help from
the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard contacted the fire department and requested
assistance at 1:10 p.m., according to Fire Captain James Colburn. A 24 foot
Coast Guard rescue boat had been unable to reach the disabled vessel due to
the shallowness of the Bay waters.
Firefighters arriving at Crown Beach located a 14 foot aluminum
boat around 500 yards south of Crown Beach.
Firefighters launched a rescue boat and made contact with the
occupants of the boat at 1:34 p.m.
The mechanically disabled boat was taking on water due to the high
wind and rough waves, Colburn said.
Firefighters towed the boat to Crown Beach, where it was helped to
There were no injuries reported.