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14 Rescued After Boat Sinks Off Newport Harbor

NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) – More than a dozen people were rescued after a boat sank off Newport Harbor Sunday afternoon.

14 Rescued After Boat Sinks Off Newport Harbor
A boat sinks outside Newport Harbor off Newport Beach, Calif., on April 18, 2021. (Courtesy video)

The incident was reported at about 2:45 p.m. when the 41-foot boat began to take on water about a half-mile to a mile outside the entrance Newport Harbor, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

"Ultimately when a boat takes on any amount of water, it can be very fast when it goes down and turn deadly or dangerous very quickly," Deputy Joseph Owen said.

OCSD Harbor Patrol responded and rescued 14 adults from the sinking boat. No one was hurt.

The sheriff's department said the boat, a 1999 Carver Yacht, sunk in 108 feet of water.

There is no word on a cause. It's unclear if the boat was carrying too many people for its size.

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