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Nineteen migrants who were stranded in a disabled boat off the coast of Redondo Beach were rescued by the Coast Guard on Saturday.
No injuries were reported.
The rescue began at 9:10 a.m. when Coast Guard officers in the Los Angeles County received a call about a boat that wasn’t moving and appeared to be in distress, Petty Officer Richard Brahm said.
The Coast Guard’s rescue coordinators dispatched a boat rescue crew from the agency’s on Terminal Island and helicopter crews from Point Mugu and San Diego. They also diverted one of the agency’s larger ships — the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin — to help assist in the search.