ALAMEDA (CBS SF) — Coast Guard officials rescued a 61-year-old man Saturday evening after his sailboat ran aground near Oakland.
At 5:40 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report of a vessel that had run aground in the Oakland Estuary.READ MORE: COVID Return: Shanahan Confirms Five 49ers Not Vaccinated; Team Won’t Force Them To Get Shots
According to Coast Guard officials, a boat crew and a helicopter crew responded to the scene, but the boat was unable to reach the man due to shallow water.READ MORE: Eviction Moratorium Update: Without An Extension, What Happens To Renters After July 31?
The helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer into the water. The rescue swimmer then retrieved the man from the vessel and helped him into the rescue basket that hoisted him up to the helicopter, Coast Guard officials said.
At 7:15 p.m., the man was transported to Coast Guard Island. He did not suffer any injuries, Coast Guard officials said.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Giants Trade For Chicago Cubs All-Star Kris Bryant
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