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Last week's story about the The girls are seen posing with Avalon High School's graduat- Rosa Vega. The two friends ing class should have said that have pushed each other toward best friends Leia Moyse (on success in their Avalon School the left in the photo above in careers from kindergarten to her white gown) and Natalie high school. Leia plans on Vega (on the right) shared the majoring in mechanical engi- distinction of being AHS vale- neering and will be attending dictorians for the Class of 2014. UC San Diego. Separate incidents destroy two boats BY JIM WATSON A pair of separate boating inci- dents over the weekend destroyed two vessels and left one man in critical condition. In the first incident, a 40-foot power yacht caught fire about four miles north of Avalon and sank in deep water. The fire started at about 10:30 a.m. Friday morn- ing, June 20, and spread quickly enough that the boat's two occu- pants were forced to abandon the vessel. One of the two males climbed into the vessel's dingy while the other jumped straight into the water in an effort to avoid the flames. Baywatch and the U.S. Coast Guard arrived at the scene and rescued the two men. Their vessel burned and sank in an estimated 2,400 feet of water. It was the second major boat fire at the Island in the past month following a Mother's Day fire on a boat at the fuel dock in Avalon Bay. That fire destroyed a 22-foot Sport Express powerboat, which sank inside the harbor. The second incident over the weekend involved the violent grounding of a 21-foot powerboat roughly between Goat Harbor and Long Point resulting in injuries to four of the five occupants, includ- ing one cr!tically injured. The incident occurred at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning, June 22. The vessel was reportedly travel- Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Publisher Vince Bodiford vince@thecatalinaislander.com General Manager Jon Remy advertising@thecatalinaislander.com Editor Dennis Kaiser editor@thecatalinaislander.com Office Assistant Kristy Throndson office@thecatalinaislander.com Business Office Jaishree Patel accounting@localnewspapers.org Graphic Designer Christy Smith .... : Be Uti ful "o Corsarlo" Avaii a b l e fo Ch art e r Sunset Cruises Wildlife Cruises Fishing Trips Trips to Isthmus i i Mu,timedia*,. orFrance i! i !iil. ! i iiii'il francote@communitymediaus.com 635 CRESCENT AVENUE SUITE A AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510-0500 FAX" (310) 510-2882 U !i ! ~!ii~ii!ii i i i!iii i!i if! !!iiii !iiii ili ,!ii/ii i, i/:i! m m i; ? : i. ~ 17 Baywatch Avalon and Baywatch Isthmus respond to a vessel enroute to Avalon fully engulfed in flames last Friday. Photo courtesy Avalon Harbor Patrol A capsized 21-foot powerboat floats near the rocks where it ran aground last Sunday morning.- One of the five occupants is in critical condition at a main- land hospital. Photo courtesy of Jim Parrish ling at 40 knots (46 miles per hour) along the leeward side of the Island when it ran aground. The impact threw some of the occupants out of the vessel while ii ~iiiiiii~!!ii~i i:~iiiii:iii!~i:~?iii: i~ : others were thrown about inside the craft. Los Angeles County Fire Captain Gary Black praised the Baywatch crew for their efforts in pulling off the tricky beach-to- boat rescue. "The bottom line is the lifeguards did an outstanding job of getting five patients off the beach and onto'the (Baywatch) boat," he said. He said the Baywatch crew used an inflatable rescue board to get the injured parties off the beach and to a Baywatch boat. Accidents, Page 5 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. 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