- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The Coast Guard says four people were rescued after their sailboat ran aground in the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California.

Petty Officer Sondra-Kay Kneen says a mayday call was received around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday from the 36-foot sailing vessel Jazzy.

Kneen says the caller said the boat had run aground near Beecher’s Bay on Santa Rosa Island and they were able to make it to shore in a dingy.

The four boaters were hoisted up to a Coast Guard helicopter and brought to the mainland, where they were reported in good condition.

Santa Rosa Island is about 26 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara.

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