A San Diego-based U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued 12 people from a burning boat on Lake Havasu, a Coast Guard official said today.
The boat crew from Aids to Navigation Team San Diego was on a scheduled trip to the popular recreational area to help out local law enforcement, Coast Guard officials said.
The crew received a mayday call from people aboard the burning 42-foot boat about just before 5 p.m. Saturday, according to Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy.
The arriving crew pulled one person from the water and other boaters in the area also assisted taking people off the boat, Dunphy said.
The 12 people from the damaged boat were boarded onto the Coast Guard vessel and were taken to Windsor Beach State Park in Arizona, where they were turned over to emergency medical personnel, Dunphy said.
All the people from the burned boat were accounted for and no injuries were reported, Dunphy said.
A Lake Havasu newspaper reported that the burning boat had a “Los Angeles Lakers” logo on it.