Coast Guard Deploys Chopper in Marin Coast Rescue

Coast Guard crews towed the sailboat back to Bodega Bay.

Credit: Ocean City Patch
Credit: Ocean City Patch

By Bay City News Service

Two people were rescued off of Point Reyes National Seashore on Thursday night after their sailboat became disabled, U.S. Coast Guard officials said today.

The Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay received a report at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday of a disabled 37-foot sailboat located off of the national seashore, Coast Guard officials said.

The boat had become disabled and those on board had dropped anchor, but the anchor was not holding and the boat was drifting toward shore, Coast Guard officials said.

Coast Guard crews used a boat and helicopter to locate the sailboat using the line of bearing provided by the vessel's radio transmission.

Once the boat was located, Coast Guard crews towed the sailboat back to Bodega Bay.

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