Coast Guard rescues 3 from water near Wright Beach

11th Coast Guard District NewsALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard teamed with several local agencies to rescue three people from the Pacific Ocean near Wright Beach, Monday morning.

At approximately 9:15 a.m. the Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay launched two 47-foot motor lifeboats to a report of three persons in the water in the vicinity of Wright Beach. The boat crew was guided to the persons in the water by a beach rescue team made up of members from Station Bodega Bay, Sonoma County Sherriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Bodega Fire and the State Parks Deprtment.

Two adults and two children were playing in the water near Wright Beach when they suddenly found themselves in trouble. One of the children made it back to shore prior to help arriving.

Upon arriving on scene, the rescue boat crew was able to pick up the two adults and the other child from the water. The Sonoma County Sherriff’s Office helicopter “Henry 1,” hoisted the individuals to shore where they were treated by emergency medical services for symptoms of hypothermia.

“I couldn’t be prouder of my crew and the other agencies involved with this exceptional rescue,” said Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Aaron Bretz, officer-in-charge, Station Bodega Bay. “Communications are always crucial during these events and this case was no exception. All the responders worked well together, and shoreside crews were able to direct the lifeboats to the distressed people.”

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