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: Study Shows Wildfire Smoke Much More Harmful Than Auto Pollution
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: E. Bay Teachers Union At Odds With District Plan To Get Students Back On Campus
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: Woman Arrested For Anti-Asian Attacks In Mountain View
The CHP said the man was cold but otherwise uninjured.