Coast Guard rescues man from sinking sailing vessel near Treasure Island

25-Foot Defender Class Boat (RB-S and RB-S II)SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued an adult male from a sinking sailing vessel Monday evening near Treasure Island.

At 6:29 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center personnel received a distress broadcast from the owner of a 40-foot sailing vessel reporting it was taking on water approximately half of a mile northeast of Treasure Island.

The Sector San Francisco Command Center issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and dispatched a rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station San Francisco and a helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.

The man was wearing a life jacket and was pulled from the water by the rescue boatcrew. There were no injuries reported, and medical care was declined.

“The individual was able to direct us right to him with his portable VHF radio,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamison Larson, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station San Francisco. “The radio, coupled with the life jacket he was wearing, enabled us to quickly locate and safely recover him from the water.”

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