Rented EPIRB saves three lives off coast

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The day before departing Crescent City, Calif., on July 1 for an offshore passage bound for Alameda, California, the shore-bound father of one of three crewmembers aboard the 32-foot catamaran sailboat Catalystwanted to ensure his daughter was safe.

So he went to the BoatU.S. Foundation to rent an EPIRB.

The last-minute rental saved all three last weekend when stormy seas led the crew to activate the beacon just minutes before massive waves capsized the vessel, plunging all three into the Pacific waters 20 miles off Fort Bragg on the Northern California coast.

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