For Boat Captain, Rescuing Maritime Smugglers Is Part Of The Job

Posted: December 20, 2012  |  By: Jill Replogle [KPBS]

SAN DIEGO — The sun is dipping below the horizon off the coast of Ocean Beach in San Diego. A tow truck is backed up to a steep cliff that falls 40 feet down to a tiny cove. It's trying to pull a small sport fishing boat out of the sand — the kind of boat you might see out trolling for yellowtail.

The boat is very stuck. Captain Eric Lamb and his boat rescue team have been working to get it out for about 12 hours, and they're not even close.

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