PINOLE (CBS SF) — A man adrift on the San Pablo Bay aboard a homemade raft was rescued by the Coast Guard and California Highway Patrol Friday afternoon amid high winds.

The CHP said it got a call from the Coast Guard requesting its rescue chopper after a man was spotted approximately one half of a mile from shore, drifting to the middle of the San Pablo Bay between Pinole and Hercules.

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A Good Samaritan had attempted to come to the man’s aid, but abandoned the effort because of the weather conditions and cold water temperature.

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The CHP chopper arrived and lowered a rescue basket to the man.

He was hoisted abroad and transported to the shore where Hercules Pinole fire fighters and an AMR ambulance was waiting.

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The CHP said the man was cold but otherwise uninjured.