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Coast Guard rescue 3 adults, 2 dogs from stranded sailing boat near Concord

Coast Guard rescue 3 adults, 2 dogs from stranded sailing boat near Concord
Archive image: an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco prepare to conduct vertical surface cliff rescue training at Mori Point in Pacifica, California, April 16, 2019. The totality of Coast Guard aircrews members train consistently to ensure they are always ready to effectively conduct high-risk rescues along the unsafe cliffs of California.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama.

SAN FRANCISCO —​ A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew members rescue three adults and two dogs Wednesday afternoon from a boat that was stranded near Concord.​

The sailing vessel owner contacted with the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 10:45 a.m. stating they boat had run aground and were​ stranded near Seal Islands.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) helicopter air crew to the scene to assist to the sailing boat crew.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., the MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew located the vessel with the three stranded people.

A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) helicopter air crew rescues three people and two dogs from a stranded sailing vessel near Concord, California, Nov. 25, 2020. The rescue occurred after the vessel ran aground near Seal Islands.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon Air Station San Francisco.

The MH-65 Dolphin air crew deployed a rescue swimmer, who helped in the hoist operation the three people and the two dogs to get into the helicopter. Later, once the crane operation was completed, the Dolphin aircrew then transported them to​ Buchanan Field Airport with no reported medical concerns.

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