Coast Guard rescues man after boat sinks just outside the Golden Gate Bridge

Coast Guard District 11 NewsALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 52-foot recreational boat sank a half mile west of the Cliff House Restaurant in San Francisco at 11 a.m., today.

At 10:41 a.m. a Coast Guard 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Golden Gate responded to a mayday call that a man made on VHF channel 16. The rescue crew had been on a routine training mission when they received the mayday call. The man stated his location and then abandoned his boat and boarded his 8-foot rubber dinghy.

The rescue crew picked up the man and delivered him to emergency medical technicians at the Coast Guard station near Fort Baker. He was treated for minor injuries and released.

An MH-65 dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, also diverted from a routine training mission upon receiving the mayday call. The helicopter crew circled the area where the boat went down and reported that there was no sheening at this time. It is not known how much oil was aboard the vessel when it went down.

The vessel had been previously moored at the San Leandro Marina.

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