Coast Guard Rescues Marooned Bay Boaters

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013  |  Updated 1:10 PM PDT
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Coast Guard Rescues Marooned Bay Boaters

Dumbarton Bridge

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The U.S. Coast Guard air-lifted four people and a dog from a stranded  boat that ran aground between the San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges Saturday.

One of the people in the 17-foot boat called the coast guard around 2:30 p.m. to report that it had run aground in shallow water. The boat had one child, two teenagers, one man and a dog on board.

The coast guard had to work with the caller to pinpoint the boat's location because it didn't have a GPS.

The Coast Guard rescue boat couldn't get close enough to the stranded boat without running aground too, so rescuers came in with a helicopter and hoisted the people out of the boat. They were flown to nearby San Carlos. 

There were no injuries.
   

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