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.READ MORE: SJ Dad Claims Santa Cruz Boardwalk Guard Kicked Him Out, Calling Pinoy Pride Tattoo 'Gang-Related'
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.READ MORE: COVID: Masks, Social Distancing Slowed Spread Of Common Childhood Illnesses
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.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Community Gathers To Heal After Terrifying Juneteenth Mass Shooting At Oakland's Lake Merritt
The CHP said the man was cold but otherwise uninjured.