Canoers rescued near Golden Gate Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued six people when their outrigger canoe capsized in San Francisco Bay near the South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday evening.

A Good Samaritan aboard a sailboat reported the capsized canoe around 7:20 p.m. About half the mariners were wearing life jackets, Coast Guard officials said.

Coast Guard Station Golden Gate’s boat crew was dispatched and immediately rescued the people, who were taken to the Marin County Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services and treated for mild hypothermia, according to the Coast Guard.

Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Moore, commanding officer of Station Golden Gate, said:

“The Good Samaritan’s prompt report and the staunch partnerships between the Coast Guard and the local agencies were key factors in the rescue.”