8:45 PM: After scouring the waters off the coast of San Francisco for a surfer who was possibly in distress, the U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search because the surfer may have already made it safely to shore, a Coast Guard controller said.
Shortly after 5 p.m., a woman on the beach called the Coast Guard and reported that she had lost sight of a surfer in the waters near Ocean Beach, Coast Guard search and rescue controller Danielle Couture said.
A rescue craft was launched from Station Golden Gate at Fort Baker at about 5:15 p.m., and Couture said that the rescue crew did not locate anyone in distress.
As of 8:35 p.m., the search had been suspended.
“A few people who came out of the water did match the surfer’s description,” Couture said.
6:04 PM: The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a rescue craft off the coast of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach this evening after someone on the beach reported that they lost sight of a surfer.
Coast Guard search and rescue controller Danielle Couture said that a woman on the beach called the Coast Guard at about 5:15 p.m. and made the report.
A rescue craft was launched from Station Golden Gate at Fort Baker, and Couture said that the crew has spotted a surfer but that they still need to talk with the woman to determine if this surfer is the one reported missing.
Patricia Decker, Bay City News