Coast Guard rescues 3 people near Half Moon Bay

65 San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard along with San Mateo Fire Fighters rescued three people from a rocky cove in Half Moon Bay, Calif., at approximately 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center received a 911 transfer call at 12:01 p.m., from a man on a disabled and adrift 17-foot recreational vessel in Half Moon Bay with two other individuals onboard.

Sector San Francisco launched a Coast Guard Station Monterey 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., San Mateo Firefighters arrived on scene reporting all three people were out of the water and safe but stranded in a cove after the boat had run aground. The Coast Guard helicopter crew safely evacuated three people from the rocks, transferring two individuals to the San Mateo Fire Department.

There are no significant injuries reported.

“I cannot stress the importance of wearing life jackets whenever you go out on the water and having a means to communicate such as a VHF radio,” said Lt. Cmdr. Rhianna Macon, search and rescue mission coordinator at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. “The amazing cooperation between all agencies involved ultimately resulted in rescuing three people.”

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