SFPD Marine Unit Helped Rescue Four Individuals Aboard A Capsized Vessel 24-034

Image of Marine Unit rescue of capsized boat

On April 14, 2024, at approximately 9:52 a.m., The SFPD Marine unit responded to the coastal waters near Great Highway and Fulton Street in regard to a capsized boat.

Officers were advised that a boat, carrying four individuals, had capsized approximately five miles from the Golden Gate Bridge while heading out to sea.

The SFPD Marine unit, along with the San Francisco Bar Pilot Vessel “California,” responded to the scene and successfully rescued four individuals who were observed in the water. The victims were safely retrieved from the Bay and two of the victims were transported by the US Coast Guard back to shore. All four victims were transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The vessel is currently adrift, with the Coast Guard broadcasting a safety/security alert. It will be later recovered from the water.

The SFPD Marine unit urges all mariners to check all required safety equipment and weather conditions prior to heading out into the Bay.

SFPD Case# 240233142

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