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Friday, August 23, 2002 i ii The :CATAMNA iSi.ANDER Page 4 *Real Estate in Avalon "Premiere Developer's Penthouse" C65 Bahia Vista A young visiting boater turned year old Jeff Cavin, aboard the into a hero on Saturday evening sailboat Cavin Fever with other when he dove into the water to family mem, bers, was moored help rescue a couple who were next to a 35 Luhrs power boat floundering near their boat and in when he heard cries for help. danger of going under. Twenty I.xmking over, he saw a man and Call Eel;her Choi @ Beach Realty a woman in the water and S obviously struggling to stay O) 510 0059 afloat. Unhesitatingly, Cavin dove into the water and swam over to the couple, holding on to both and helping them stay above the surface until additional help arrived. The couple had been on the foredeck of their boat lashing down a dinghy cover when the woman slipped and fell off the bow. Her husband dove in to help, but the combined weight of the woman's clothing (it was rather cool and she was dressed warmly) began to pull both under. As they struggled and called for help, both ingested quite a bit of saltwater and were unable to swim to safety. Thanks to the quick response of Cavin and others who responded, both were pulled from the water and recovered, although they both required a Medivac transport to the mainland and spent a few stressful hours in the Intensive Care.Unit of a local hospital Fortunately, that was the only incident of note in an otherwise busy weekend at Catalina's West End. Once again it was full harbors all-around, with the exception of a rather quiet Catalina Harbor. The Isthmus area reached full capacity by early Friday, impacted by three club cruises; Santa Barbara Yacht Club, San Pedro Yacht Club, and the Luhrs Rendezvous. Santa Barbara YC settled into Cherry Cove for its annual Catalina cruise week, an extension of its Santa Barbara to King Harbor Sailboat Race. Their presence, along with the long term Island vacationers and summer regulars kept Cherry Cove at near capacity all week long. The Luhrs Rendezvous in Isthmus Cove had a good turnout of about 20 boats, and San Pedro Yacht Club welcomed more than 20 boats for its Isthmus cruise, coordinated by SPYC commodore Bruce Douglass off the power vessel Hacienda. Corsair Yacht Club also held its annual cruise week getaway to Emerald Bay--and other locales. A few of the CYC members cove hopped around Catalina, a few vessels ventured out to .the Channel Islands, making stops at Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and Santa Barbara, and the remainder just settled into their own Emerald Bay environs for a week of rest and relaxation. Commodore John Endlsey aboard his vessel Outbound coordinated the cruise week event, which included a night into the Harbor Reef Restaurant for a midweek cocktail hour and fine dining experience. continued on next page Individual & Group Medical and Dental Vision & Prescription Drugs Life & Disability Insurance Medicare Supplements Please call Audrey Clasen today for free quotes at 310-510-3554 ,LIVE MUSIC. EVERY FRI. & SAT. 7 - 11 BREAKFAST BU ALL YOU CAN EAT SAT. & SUN. 8 AM - NOON ADULTS- $8.95 KIDS I $4.95 CHEESEBURGER & FRIES IN PARADISE * EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT* WITH DRINK PURCHASE HiCKENBUII ERAtSO AVAILABLE $3.50 I