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Coast Guard MH-65 aircrew rescue man near Bluff Point

Coast Guard MH-65 aircrew rescue man near Bluff Point
Archive image: An injured merchant Sailor from the Liberian cargo ship «Marie Rickmers» is loaded onto a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter after receiving basic medical attention aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
The Sailor was medevaced to Lincoln the previous night by a San Diego Coast Guard helicopter and stabilized before being flown to San Francisco for treatment.
Lincoln is underway conducting training and carrier qualifications.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.

SAN FRANCISCO —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescue a man near Bluff Point Wednesday morning after his boat capsized in the San Francisco Bay.​

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a 911 relay at 2:57 a.m. from​ Marin County Dispatch stating they had a man on the line who was clinging on to his overturned 12-foot aluminum johnboat.​

Coast Guard​ watchstanders were gathering information on the nature of the man’s distress, who said he was drifting toward the Richmond/San​ Rafael bridge, before the Coast Guard lost communication with the boater.​

A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescue a man near Bluff Point after his boat capsized in the San Francisco Bay, July 7, 2021.
Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard AirSta San Francisco MH65 Dolphin helicopter crew at 3:01 a.m.
The aircrew arrived on scene at 3:46 a.m. and began their search for the overturned johnboat.
The Dolphin crew located the overturned boat at 4:27 a.m., lowered the rescue swimmer, hoisted the boater into the helicopter and returned to Air Station San Francisco.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew at 3:01 a.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at 3:46 a.m. and began their search for the overturned johnboat. The Dolphin crew located the overturned boat at 4:27 a.m., lowered the rescue swimmer, hoisted the boater into the helicopter and returned to Air Station San Francisco.

The man was reported to be in good condition with no medical concerns.

-USCG-

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