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.