18 people rescued after spending 5 days stranded at sea, U.S. Coast Guard says

Eighteen people were rescued from a broken motorboat found roughly 16 miles southwest of San Diego, in international waters near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said. The passengers on board included at least two young children — a 2-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy — according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The passengers said they were stranded … Read more

Coast Guard rescues more than 180 people from overloaded sailboat off Florida Keys

More than 180 people were rescued from an overloaded and unsafe sailboat off the Florida Keys, the U.S. Coast Guard said.  At 5 a.m. Monday, a good Samaritan reported the incident off Rodriguez Key, the Coast Guard’s 7th District tweeted. The Coast Guard and others responded, battling challenging weather and seas to safely remove what … Read more

Coast Guard rescues 7 people from disabled boat off Muir Beach

MUIR BEACH — The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a disabled boat taking on water about five miles west of Muir Beach Friday afternoon with no reported injuries, agency officials said. The captain of the 28-foot boat made a distress call around 3:30 p.m. Friday, according to officials. A Coast Guard helicopter and lifeboat … Read more

Windsurfer rescued from San Francisco Bay near Crissy Field

   SAN FRANCISCO — The United States Coast Guard Northern California rescued a windsurfer from the San Francisco Bay on Monday, the San Francisco Fire Department reported. The rescue operation at Crissy Field was first reported at 4:12 p.m. on Twitter. The fire department said that one adult was rescued and “will be OK.” UPDATE: … Read more