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.