Coast Guard rescues three from rocks

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard rescued two adults and one child stranded on the rocks near Rodeo Beach in Sausalito, Calif., Saturday, around 8 p.m.

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received the report from a passing mariner who witness the stranded individuals but could not get close enough to help.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Golden Gate and an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station San Francisco were launched to the scene. The National Park Service and the local sheriff’s department also responded. However, due to the location of the rocks, it was necessary to airlift the stranded people. The helicopter crew successfully hoisted all three individuals and brought them back to the air station.

No injuries were reported, and it is unknown why the three were out on the rocks.

The Coast Guard reminds people to use caution while hiking on low-lying beach areas and rocks and to adhere to all posted warning signs. Large waves can come quickly and sweep even strong swimmers out to sea.

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