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House Boat Capsized on Lake Oroville Made it to Land

By Tyler May, tmay@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jan 16 2013 08:26:58 PM CST
OROVILLE, Calif. -

A house boat on Lake Oroville finally made it to land after capsizing Sunday morning.

Divers said the boat was completely turned upside down when they arrived on scene and they used inflatable bumpers and crane to get the boat on its side.

After doing this, crews were able to bring the boat back the Bidwell Canyon Marina safely, without leaking toxic oil and gas into the water.

The capsize was caused by a leak on the starboard side of the boat, which then took on water.

No one was aboard when the boat began to sink but divers said they believe that there is no way to repair the vessel.

"The boat, in my opinion, is totaled," said Big Valley Diver's John Eggleston.  "Yeah it's no good."

The cause of the leak is still under investigation.