A Coast Guard statement says they were aboard the 61-foot squid boat Midnight Hour when it began taking on water Tuesday night near Eagle Rock on the northwestern end of the island. Chief Andrew Reyes says four people left the boat in a skiff. Two others went into the water but were picked up by the skiff. A nearby boat then took all six to safety.The boat sank. The report doesn't say why. It was a squid fishing boat, though, so until otherwise informed, let's just assume it was an act of teuthoid revenge.
Squid Boat Sunk in Southern California
By Danna Staaf | September 1st 2011 09:30 PM | Print | E-mail
Yikes! It's always interesting to have a reminder that the wild ocean remains wild, and taking a boat to sea is an entirely different matter from taking a car to the store: