Boat sinks at Lake Nacimiento
September 6, 2010
The boat was traveling at a speed of five miles per hour through the Las Tablas area when a wave struck the small vessel. The boat began flooding and went nose first into seven feet of water.
All twelve passengers made it safely to shore. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Marine Unit transported the people back to the Lake Nacimiento main dock.
Sheriff Marine Unit deputies are urging boaters to know the weight limitations on their vessels. Overloading is the primary reason boats sink, sheriff investigators said.