The United States Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a report of an explosion aboard a vessel near Avalon Saturday (June 6).
At approximately 10:55 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a call via channel 16 alerting them to a reported explosion aboard a 54-foot sailboat and that two people were aboard the vessel.
Crews from the Coast Guard and Los Angeles County Fire Department responded.
Baywatch Avalon with a paramedic aboard transported the two people to Pebbly Beach and transferred them to a Mercy Air helicopter crew. The Mercy Air crew then transported the two people to the Torrance Hospital Burn Victim Unit.
Coast Guard watch-standers launched a Coast Guard Station Los Angeles-Long Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, as well as a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.
The Coast Guard RB-M towed the vessel back to Avalon.
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The cause of the explosion is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Arson division.
There have been no reports of environmental damage or pollution as a result of the incident.