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Boaters Rescued Near Alcatraz Island



    Boaters Rescued Near Alcatraz Island

    A close call for two boaters in the Bay who needed rescuing near Alcatraz Island Tuesday night. The Coast Guard and Good Samaritans on a nearby boat helped to bring the pair to safety. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017)

    A couple of boaters owe a thank you to their fellow Bay sailors after a water rescue.

    The boat two men were sailing on Tuesday night ended up on the rocks at Alcatraz Island. One of the men ended up in the water, with the other clinging to the rocks.

    An emergency call went out and a nearby charter boat, called the Bay Wolf, responded. Crews on the charter boat rescued one man and directed the Coast Guard to the other man.

    The Bay Wolf captain said he only did what he hopes any other boater on the Bay would do: Help when a call comes in.

    No injuries were reported.

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