Coast Guard rescues two men from cliff after boat capsizes near Bodega Bay
BODEGA BAY, Calif. - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men stranded on a rocky cliff near Bodega Bay after their boat capsized Friday evening.
One of the men's friends reported the capsized vessel about 4:45 p.m. and the Coast Guard responded by sea and air with a motor lifeboat and helicopter, the Coast Guard said Saturday.
Rescue crews found the capsized boat the spotted the pair on a cliff near the entrance of Estero de San Antonio river in Bodega Bay.
A Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew sits offshore in Bodega Bay, California, Sept. 25, 2020. The MLB crew located the capsized vessel with the stranded men up on the rocky cliff area at the entrance of Estero de San Antonio
A rescue swimmer hoisted the men into the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and took them to Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay.
No injuries were reported.
"It was a great team effort by Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, Station Bodega Bay and Air Station San Francisco in executing the daring rescue," said Cmdr. Paul Miller, search and rescue mission coordinator.
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew stand with the rescued menin Bodega Bay, California, Sept. 25, 2020. The Dolphin aircrew deployed a rescue swimmer, who hoisted the two men and transported them back to Station