No one hurt in grounding of squid boat on Catalina Island

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AVALON — A squid boat ran aground on Catalina Island, but no one aboard was injured, the U.S. Coast Guard reported Wednesday.

The 33-foot vessel ran aground about 8:50 p.m. Monday near Rippers Cove on the island’s leeward side, Coast Guard officials in San Pedro said.

The operator made it to shore, but the boat was grounded on a beach and taking on water, according to the Coast Guard.

The vessel’s owner worked with the Coast Guard to remove about 20 gallons of diesel fuel from the boat.