Multiple agencies work to rescue man from water near San Mateo Bridge

11th Coast Guard District NewsSAN FRANCISCO — Federal, state and local agencies teamed up to save a 21-year old male from the water near the San Mateo Bridge this morning.

At approximately 7:15 a.m. the Coast Guard was notified by the California Highway Patrol and a passing motorist of a person in the water on the Foster City side of the San Mateo Bridge. The Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center immediately launched assets from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and Coast Guard Station San Francisco. A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter and a 25-foot response boat arrived on scene at approximately 8 a.m., as did three California Highway Patrol units and the Foster City Fire Department. Coast Guard Auxiliarist also responded to the call.

The crew of the 25-foot RBS pulled the man aboard their boat and an EMT from the Foster City Fire Department administered oxygen to the man. The man was transported to Coyote Point in San Mateo where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services. The EMS delivered him to a San Francisco Hospital.

The man was conscious when he was rescued, but his current condition is unknown at this time.

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