SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Fifteen children and one adult chaperone were rescued Saturday afternoon from San Francisco Bay waters near Fort Mason after their catamaran flipped over near Aquatic Park.
A person on the ferry Old Blue saw the victims and called the Coast Guard at about 3:30 p.m., according to authorities.
A police marine boat and the Coast Guard responded.
When rescuers arrived half the kids were still clinging to the boat.
“It took us a little while,” said USCG Petty Officer Alexander Baird. “We were getting blown all over the place by the wind but we were able to get all of the 8 remaining people on our boat, put them down below and give them blankets they were all cold and wet.”
The kids on board were all Sea Scouts.
They suffered minor cuts and bruises.