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Fishing Boat Temporarily Stranded At South Coast Harbor; No One Hurt

No one was hurt, but there was a lot of excitement at Ventura Harbor early Thursday morning when a fishing boat became stranded on a sandbar.

Authorities received reports at around 4 a.m. that a large boat was in trouble near the mouth of the harbor.

Emergency teams were deployed and a swimmer was sent to the apparently stranded fishing boat. Ventura County Fire Department officials say they discovered the 60 foot long craft had become stranded on a sandbar, and no one was hurt.

Around 5:30 a.m., firefighters aided by a second boat were able to free the stuck craft.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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