Coast Guard medically evacuates 2 unconscious people from a fishing vessel in Rio Vista

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ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a husband and wife two miles south of Rio Vista, Calif. at approximately 10 a.m., Monday.

At approximately 9:47 a.m. Monday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report from the owner of a 27-foot fishing vessel, that his 51-year-old wife was losing consciousness and required assistance.

A Coast Guard Station Rio Vista 25-Foot Defender Class boat crew launched and arrived on scene at 10:09 a.m. The boat crew found both the husband and wife unconscious on the fishing vessel.

The Coast Guard crew safety anchored the fishing vessel and transferred the victims to Station Rio Vista where awaiting emergency medical personnel were standing by.

The victims were treated for possible carbon monoxide poisoning. After receiving oxygen, both victims regained consciousness.

A Sacramento police department hazardous material team has been notified to investigate the couple’s boat.

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