SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man whose boat capsized in San Francisco Bay near Bluff Point in Tiburon was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew Wednesday morning.
The Coast Guard said watchstanders received a 9-1-1 relay at 2:57 a.m. from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office dispatch saying they had a man on the line who was clinging to his overturned 12-foot aluminum jon boat.READ MORE: Oakland To Spend $5.8 Million To Fill Vacant Police Officer Positions
The man stated he was drifting north toward the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge before the Coast Guard lost communication with the boater.
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A Coast Guard said MH-65 helicopter was dispatched at 3:01 a.m. and arrived at the approximate location at 3:46 a.m. to search for the boater. The crew found the boater at 4:27 a.m., the Coast Guard said.
A rescue swimmer was lowered to the and connected a line that hoisted the boater into the helicopter, who was returned to Air Station San Francisco.MORE NEWS: Omicron Variant Outbreak Reported In Alameda County Among People Already Vaccinated; Cases 'Mildly Symptomatic'
The man was reported to be in good condition with no medical concerns, the Coast Guard said.