Debris field causes search and investigation

SAN FRANCSICO – The Coast Guard searched the San Francisco Bay after locating a debris field near the Golden Gate bridge, this morning.

Personnel from Coast Guard Station Golden Gate responded to a distress call from the captain of the 50-foot fishing vessel Crapshoot at 6:45 a.m. While towing the disabled vessel from just inside of the Golden Gate Bridge, the crew aboard the Coast Guard boat discovered a debris field and immediately began a search at 7:00 a.m.

The Coast Guard launched a 25-foot Response Boat, from Station Golden Gate, and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, from Air Station San Francisco, to search the area along the San Francisco water front and south of Yerba Buena Island.

The cause of the debris field is still under investigation. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco suspended the search at 9:47 a.m.

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