Coast Guard urges kitesurfing safety after multiple rescues

Coast Guard urges kitesurfing safety after multiple rescues
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is reminding kitesurfers Friday to operate with caution after Coast Guard crews conducted multiple rescues of downed kitesurfers in the past week in the San Francisco Bay. Coast Guard responders attributed this week’s distress calls to a combination of weather and inexperience, and are reminding kitesurfers to take precautions. Kitesurfers should always have...

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer in San Pablo Bay

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer in San Pablo Bay
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a kite surfer after he became stranded in San Pablo Bay, Tuesday. A bystander on shore called 911 dispatchers, who contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 10:30 a.m., reporting the kite surfer had been observed struggling...