Tour boat gets towed back to shore

June 29, 2011 1:18:38 PM PDT
A Ride the Ducks boat filled with tourists had to get a tow back to shore Wednesday after a mechanical failure left it stranded in McCovey Cove.

Witnesses reported seeing a flash and a puff of smoke coming from the boat just before it broke down in the water.

The boat was towed to shore by a San Francisco Fire Department boat and arrived back at the dock just after 12:30 p.m.

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