Unified command established after fishing vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz

Unified command established after fishing vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz
The 56-foot commercial fishing vessel, Pacific Quest, is pictured on the rocks near Natural Bridges State Beach, Calif., Aug. 12, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Eric Laughlin, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response/released) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue injured hiker in Alum Rock Park

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue injured hiker in Alum Rock Park
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard, San Jose Fire Department and California State Park crews worked together to rescue an injured hiker in Alum Rock Park near San Jose, Sunday morning. San Jose Fire Department dispatchers contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders around midnight,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in San Pablo Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in San Pablo Bay
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters near Mare Island in San Pablo Bay, Wednesday, after their 30-foot sailboat ran aground. The boaters contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders around 4:30 p.m., reporting that their boat was disabled and they had run aground...

Coast Guard rescues 4 in Suisun Bay

Coast Guard rescues 4 in Suisun Bay
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a family of four near Naval Weapons Station Concord in Suisun Bay, Saturday, after the family’s 22-foot sailing vessel ran aground and began taking on water. The master of the vessel contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders via...

Coast Guard, lifeguard rescue surfer near Half Moon Bay

Coast Guard, lifeguard rescue surfer near Half Moon Bay
A Coast Guard aircrew circles above a lifeguard and a surfer in the water before hoisting the surfer onto the helicopter near Montara State Beach in Half Moon Bay, California, July 8, 2018.  (Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and an East Bay Regional Parks lifeguard rescued a surfer who was stranded on the rocks near Half Moon Bay, Sunday. A man hiking on a cliff above the rocks...

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen near Santa Cruz

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen near Santa Cruz
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen off the coast of Santa Cruz after their 27-foot fishing vessel sank, Sunday morning. A jogger contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 6:30 a.m. and reported seeing two people stranded on a rock off the...

Coast Guard rescues four boaters from sinking vessel near Pacifica

Coast Guard rescues four boaters from sinking vessel near Pacifica
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew poses with four boaters at Air Station San Francisco after they were rescued, June 30, 2018, near Pacifica, California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters after their 21-foot sport fishing vessel began taking on water near Pacifica, Saturday. The boaters called 911 dispatchers via cell...

Coast Guard recognizes officers involved in off-duty rescue on Mt. Whitney

Coast Guard recognizes officers involved in off-duty rescue on Mt. Whitney
Coast Guard officers Lt. Rachel Thomas and Lt. Mike Wu, and others, assist injured climbers after they fell on California’s Mt Whitney, June 10, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Inyo County Search and Rescue) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard recognized two officers, Wednesday, who were involved in an off-duty rescue on Mt. Whitney in early June. Capt. Tony Ceraolo, the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue three boaters near Point Pinos

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue three boaters near Point Pinos
Coast Guard Station Monterey 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Swanson SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire) rescued three boaters after their 19-foot vessel became disabled near Point Pinos, Saturday. The stranded boaters contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 11:30...