The Coast Guard rescued a man Monday evening from a sinking sailing boat near Treasure Island.
At 6:29 p.m., the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center staff received a distress broadcast from the owner of a 40-foot sailing boat to report the boat was taking on water approximately half a mile northeast of Treasure Island, according to Coast Guard officials.
The command center issued an alert and dispatched a rescue boat crew and a helicopter rescue crew, Coast Guard officials said.
The man was wearing a life jacket and crews were able to pull him from the water. The man did not suffer any injuries and he declined medical treatment, Coast Guard officials said.
“The individual was able to direct us right to him with his portable VHF radio,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamison Larson said. “The radio, coupled with the life jacket he was wearing, enabled us to quickly locate and safely recover him from the water.”
Daniel Montes, Bay City News