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: VIDEO: Wind-Whipped Dixie Fire Ignites Homes In Greenville; Fire Crews 'Going Into Life Threat Mode'
The man stated he was drifting north toward the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge before the Coast Guard lost communication with the boater.READ MORE: PG&E Stock Dip Impacting Fortunes of Past Wildfire Victims
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: COVID: Case Surge From Delta Variant Leading to Health Care Worker Fatigue
The man was reported to be in good condition with no medical concerns, the Coast Guard said.