Man Overboard Drowns in SF Bay

Thursday, Sep 10, 2009  |  Updated 11:00 AM PDT
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Man Overboard Drowns in SF Bay

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The Coast Guard launched a 25-foot response boat while the pilot vessel Golden Gate and three nearby tugboats also responded.

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A man died after falling overboard from a container ship near the Bay Bridge this morning, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The man fell from Ever Elite, a 900-foot vessel that was traveling inbound to the Oakland Outer Harbor just after 5 a.m., Coast Guard  Lt. j.g. Jeremy Pichette said.

The Coast Guard launched a 25-foot response boat, while the pilot vessel Golden Gate and three nearby tugboats also responded, Pichette said.

The pilot vessel found the man two feet underwater. He was not wearing a life vest, Pichette said.

The man was taken to San Francisco where he was pronounced dead. Coast Guard officials are investigating the incident.

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