Three people rescued from sinking boat on Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE – Three people nearly drowned Saturday, Sept. 16, when their boat sank in Lake Elsinore and had to be rescued by emergency personnel.

Firefighters and sheriff’s deputies used a rescue boat to pull the victims – an adult and two juveniles – out of the water, said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department.

All three were brought to shore and hospitalized with minor injuries.

The near drowning was reported at 4:13 p.m. in the lake near Matich Street and Lakeshore Drive, she said.

It was not clear what caused the boat to sink.

One Response to "Three people rescued from sinking boat on Lake Elsinore"

  1. Kamron ogle   September 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Hi , I would like to just state that firefighters and emergency personnel were not the people who saved these individuals lives . My friend Julia Shawn Fletcher pulled the male adult victim out of the water as well as the juvenile male victim And brought them both to shore . I understand the emergency personnel was at scene on shore . But at least give recognition to the hero of this particular Incident .


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