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7 Rescued From Overturned Boat In Tomales Bay

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A rescuer carries a child pulled from the hull of an overturned boat in Tomales Bay, November 4, 2012. (CBS)

A rescuer carries a child pulled from the hull of an overturned boat in Tomales Bay, November 4, 2012. (CBS)

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BODEGA BAY (CBS SF) — Seven people were rescued from an overturned boat in Tomales Bay Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Coast Guard’s Bodega Bay station around 1:30 p.m. regarding an overturned 25 foot pleasure craft, Coast Guard spokesperson Mike Lutz said.

The water at the mouth of Tomales Bay was choppy and cold when the boat capsized and at least five of the people were not wearing life jackets, the Coast Guard said.

Crews found a 3-year-old boy, an 11-year-old girl and three adults clinging to the hull and plucked them from the water. Two more children were trapped inside the cabin.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office rescue helicopter pulled two people from the water and three others were able to make their way to shore on their own.

The two children trapped inside the overturned boat were pulled out after the boat was towed and the hull was sawed open.

The two who were rescued by helicopter were taken to a hospital, while the others were evaluated on shore. One of the adults suffered a minor injury, but everyone else was okay.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office helicopter and boat, the Coast Guard had two 47-foot motor lifeboats and a Dolphin rescue helicopter on the scene, he said.

 

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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