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TowBoatUS rescued three Ventura fisherman off coast of Carpinteria

Fisherman rescued off the coast of Carpinteria return to Ventura Harbor

CARPINETERIA, Calif.-Ventura Fisherman called for help on Sunday night after their vessel started taking on water.

TowBoatUS Captain Carson Shevitz said they broadcast a Mayday over a VHF radio around 7:23 p.m.

A helicopter assisted in the search during rough windy conditions.

Rescuers spotted pieces of their Katalina Phan fishing boat floating in the ocean and the fisherman in a life raft.

Captain Paul Amaral picked them up about five miles off the coast of Carpinteria a short time later.

They were brought back to the Ventura Harbor in good condition.

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