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Sailboat crashes into Oceanside jetty as high surf, winds move into coastal areas

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 15:44:54-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A sailboat crashed into a North County jetty early Saturday, as high winds pounded the coast ahead of a storm system expect to bring heavy rains.

The boat's collision into the jetty occurred at about 6 a.m., according to Oceanside Police officers on scene. Officers said the boat's owner lost control of the vessel and hit the jetty.

The owner of the boat got off the vessel safely and without injuries.

STORM COVERAGE: Second storm of weekend to bring heavy rain, winds to San Diego County

Video showed the boat just off shore, as high winds produced high surf and sent sand skipping across the beach.

The second of three storms set for San Diego this weekend is expected to move into the coastal region between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., then moving inland between about 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

With the high winds. 1 to 2 inches of rainfall are expected for San Diego's coast and inland valleys, 2 to 4 inches are expected in the mountains, and a half to 1.5 inches are forecasted for the deserts.

The highest rain totals are expected in North San Diego County.