DATE: October 28, 2009 7:16:19 PM PDT
Update- Coast Guard rescues 5 sailors
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Date: Oct. 28, 2009                                         Contact:

Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry Dunphy (619) 252-1304                      henry.g.dunphy@uscg.mil           

Coast Guard rescues 5 sailors 

SAN DIEGO An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego rescued five people after their sail boat capsized 197 miles southwest of San Diego, Wednesday morning.

The Coast Guard received a distress signal from a 406-MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) registered to the Crosswave, a 40-foot sail boat participating in the Baja Ha Ha race, shortly after 10 a.m.

A helicopter was launched from Sector San Diego, and a C-130 from Air Station Sacramento provided long range coverage.

Once on scene, the helicopter crew found the five people in a life raft, and subsequently hoisted them into the helicopter.

One of the rescued individuals had a minor hand injury. All five people were transported to Sector San Diego.

The Baha Ha Ha is sailboat race from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, that began Monday.

The accident is under investigation.

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SAN DIEGO — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego rescued five people after their sail boat capsized 197 miles southwest of San Diego, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alerted the Coast Guard to the distress, and five people were hoisted from the water and transported safely to San Diego. (U.S. Coast Guard video/Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy)

 SAN DIEGO — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego rescued five people after their sail boat capsized 197 miles southwest of San Diego, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alerted the Coast Guard to the distress, and five people were hoisted from the water and transported safely to San Diego. (U.S. Coast Guard video/Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy)  

 

SAN DIEGO - Crewmembers from the sailing vessel Crosswave disembark from a MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter at Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. The five crewmembers were rescued when their 40-foot sailing vessel sank during the annual Baja-ha-ha sailboat race. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy)

SAN DIEGO - Crewmembers from the sailing vessel Crosswave disembark from a MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter at Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. The five crewmembers were rescued when their 40-foot sailing vessel sank during the annual Baja-ha-ha sailboat race. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy)

SAN DIEGO - Crewmembers from the sailing vessel Crosswave disembark from a MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter at Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. The five crewmembers were rescued when their 40-foot sailing vessel sank during the annual Baja-ha-ha sailboat race. (U.S. Coast Guard photos/Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy)

 

SAN DIEGO - An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego rescued five people after their sail boat capsized 197 miles southwest of San Diego, Wednesday morning.the helicopter crew found the five people in a life raft, and subsequently hoisted them into the helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard video/Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco)

SAN DIEGO - An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego rescued five people after their sail boat capsized 197 miles southwest of San Diego, Wednesday morning.the helicopter crew found the five people in a life raft, and subsequently hoisted them into the helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard video/Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco)

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