Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat capsizes near Berkeley

US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo

USCG File Photo

SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued two people who were reportedly experiencing symptoms of hypothermia after their 14-foot boat capsized near the Berkeley Marina, Tuesday.

A good Samaritan reported the capsizing to Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 4:40 p.m.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station San Francisco arrived on scene at 5:03 p.m.

The crew pulled both men out of the water and transported them to emergency medical services personnel waiting at the pier.

The water temperature at the time of the rescue was 57 degrees.

The Coast Guard recommends boaters dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature, and that they wear a life jacket at all times when underway.

Crews from Berkeley Police Department and Berkeley Fire Department also responded to the call.

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