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Coast Guard Involved In Boat Rescue Operation In Channel Islands

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)
Ventura County firefighters at the scene of an early morning Monday boat fire in the Channel Islands

Coast Guard officials say their crews have been involved in a rescue operation involving a boat with more than 30 people on board in the Channel Islands.  

They responded to reports of a boat in distress off of Santa Cruz Island early Monday morning.

Some of the boat's crew members were reported to have ended up in the water.  One minor injury has been reported, with Coast Guard crews working to evacuate passengers on the 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.