Bodega Crab Boaters Swim To Shore After Boat Capsizes

BODEGA (AP) — A man and a woman crab fishing near Bodega Bay are OK after a large wave gave them an unexpected dip in the ocean.

The Coast Guard and Bodega Bay fire units were called to a beach near the entrance to the bay by a passerby who reported two wet and cold people on the beach around 8:40 a.m. Sunday.

Bodega Bay Fire Protection District Capt. Todd Rollings said the couple had been tending to a crab pot from a 15-foot boat when the wave capsized their boat.

Both were life jackets, and were able to make it to shore on their own.

Besides being wet and cold, the two were unharmed. They were treated and released at the scene.

Their names were not released.

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One Comment

  1. sinkrswim says:

    Those two “people” are clearly surreal anomalies of nature – article quote “Both were life jackets, and were able to make it to shore on their own.”

  2. Jim says:

    We have a nickname for Bodega, due to the winds, we call it blowdega. Thank god there escaped unscathed.

  3. JumpinJackFlash says:

    The two will be best friend forever. What a trip…

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