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Fishing boat runs aground at El Capitan State Beach

Coast Guard: No oil leaking

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - A fishing vessel ran aground at El Capitan State Beach north of Santa Barbara early Saturday morning.

The crew of Kaylee J contacted the Coast Guard after their commercial fishing boat ran aground at around 5:30 a.m.

Coast Guard personnel from Santa Barbara responded and confirmed there was no oil pollution in the water. The Coast Guard, Fish and Wildlife and State Parks organized a plan to remove oil and hazadrous materials left inside the boat.

The cause of the incident is under investigation. No injuries were reported.


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