Coast Guard, partner agency rescue 6 people after boat capsizes near Davenport

A Coast Guard Station Santa Cruz 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew approaches six individuals on their capsizing vessel near Davenport, Calif., Sept. 1, 2019. The survivors were treated for hypothermic symptoms and transported to Santa Cruz, Calif., where all six were transferred in stable condition to emergency services. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

A Coast Guard Station Santa Cruz 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew approaches six individuals on their capsizing vessel near Davenport, Calif., Sept. 1, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard and Santa Cruz Harbor Master rescued six people from the water Sunday after their boat capsized near Davenport.

At 11:13 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received multiple 9-1-1 relay calls about a 21-foot recreational boat taking on water with six people aboard near Davenport. None of the individuals were reported wearing a life jacket.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station Santa Cruz 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew at 11:17 a.m.

The boat capsized and all six people entered the water at 11:41 a.m.

The Station Santa Cruz boatcrew and Santa Cruz Harbor Master arrived on scene at 11:58 a.m. and retrieved all six individuals, taking three survivors each.

The survivors were treated for hypothermic symptoms and transported to Santa Cruz where all six people were transferred in stable condition to emergency medical services.

“We encourage all mariners to have life jackets, as situations can change quickly on the water and wearing a flotation device can be a life-saving decision,” said Capt. Howard Wright, the Sector San Francisco deputy commander. “Thankfully, the quick response and excellent coordination of Station Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Harbor Master, the Sector San Francisco Command Center and Air Station San Francisco saved six lives and was a great success.”


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