30 Rescued After Sailboat Capsizes in San Francisco Bay

Mike Schuler
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October 9, 2016

Several Coast Guard assets and partner agencies responded to a capsized sailboat in the San Francisco Bay, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. Courtesy photo by Martin Mickos

The U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders as well as good samaritans responded to a 34-foot recreational sailboat that capsized near San Francisco’s Pier 45 with 30 people Saturday evening.

The Coast Guard says it was notified that the distressed boat, named Khaleesi, capsized at approximately 4 p.m., sending all 30 people into the water.

Multiple Coast Guard assets, the San Francisco Fire Department, and partner agencies who were conducting Fleet Week safety patrols for the Blue Angels air show responded to the incident.

Here is some incredible video from the scene:

All 30 people aboard the Khaleesi were rescued and reported to have been accounted for at Pier 45, which consisted of 27 adults and three children. Two people were reported to be in critical condition and were taken to the hospital by emergency medical services personnel.

“Strong operational partnerships among maritime agencies in the Bay Area were critical today, both in ensuring the waterside security of the Fleet Week air show events, and in emergency response resulting in the rescue of thirty people from the frigid Bay waters,” said Capt. Tony Ceraolo, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Francisco.

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