Coast Guard Rescues Three Near Bodega Bay

11th Coast Guard District NewsBodega Bay, Calif.- The Coast Guard rescued three people early Sunday morning near Bodega Bay after receiving a report of two men and a seven-year-old boy who were overdue.

At approximately 11:30 P.M. Saturday, April 7, the Coast Guard was notified about the missing boaters, who had gone out on a fishing trip and failed to return as planned.

The Coast Guard launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco. The aircrew was able to locate the recreational vessel and directed the boatcrew to overdue vessel.

The motor lifeboat crew took the recreational vessel in tow back to Bodega Bay. All three boaters were found in good condition.

The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters of the importance of having a Float Plan. A Float Plan is letting people know what your intentions are before leaving to go out on the water. This could include how long you will be gone, where you are going, where your boat is going to be launched from and any other important information that could aid in a search effort.

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