Crews search for sunken sailboat after rescue
A search is underway Monday morning for a boat that capsized sending 30 people into the San Francisco Bay Saturday afternoon, according to the police.
Police said the department’s Marine Unit would begin searching the bay at around 10 a.m. using sonar equipment to locate the sunken vessel.
On Saturday, around 4 p.m., the 34-foot sailboat Khaleesi was carrying 30 passengers when it capsized about 100 yards off of Pier 45 in San Francisco, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.
Coast Guard crews were able to rescue 20 people from the water. A San Francisco Fire Department boat crew rescued eight people, while good Samaritans rescued the two remaining victims, according to Coast Guard officials.
Some of the victims had become trapped under the hull, but bystanders, police, firefighters and Coast Guard crews rescued all 30 within 32 minutes, Coast Guard officials said.
Among the injured were two children who were listed in critical condition, according to San Francisco Fire Department officials.
One of the children, a 4-year-old boy, was initially found unconscious and was not breathing when he was rescued. Bystanders however were able to give him CPR before he was rushed to the hospital.
As of Sunday morning, his condition had improved and was reported to be doing well, San Francisco Department of Public Health spokeswoman Rachael Kagan said.
The other child who was initially listed as being critical condition has been released from the hospital, according to fire officials.
Six other people were taken to the hospital. Some have since been released, however it was not immediately clear how many remain hospitalized.
All of the victims are doing well, according to fire officials.