HALF MOON BAY (CBS SF)– A stranded boater turned down a rescue Friday night after running the boat aground south of Half Moon Bay, according to the United States Coast Guard.

The incident was reported at 11:22 p.m. Friday roughly 7 miles south of Pillar Point Marina, according to USCG spokeswoman Lt. Leigh Van Lear.

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USCG personnel recommended that the boater leave the vessel, but it was determined that there was no immediate danger and the boater refused to be rescued, according to Van Lear.

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The USCG sent a helicopter as well as a land-based incident management team, Van Lear said.

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In response to the incident the United States Coast Guard opened the oil spill liability trust fund as a precaution, to cover the costs associated with cleanup if the vessel’s fuel leaks into the water.