Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded in cave at Mussel Rock

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco transfers two people from a cave at Mussel Rock, Calif., where they were stranded, to emergency medical services personnel from San Mateo Fire Department, Sept. 11, 2017.

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco transfers two people from a cave at Mussel Rock, Calif., where they were stranded, to emergency medical services personnel from San Mateo Fire Department, Sept. 11, 2017.

SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two people stranded in a cave at Mussel Rock, Monday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a 911 relay call at approximately 2:50 p.m., with a report that a man and a woman were stranded in a cave due to high tide and that the woman was suffering from a leg injury.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco arrived on scene, hoisted the two people over to San Mateo Fire Department emergency medical services personnel on shore at 3:50 p.m.

The people reported the cave was accessible by foot during low tide, but due to the woman’s injury, they were unable to make it back before high tide came in.

The woman’s condition is unknown.


Coast Guard rescues 2 at Mussel Rock

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