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3 fishermen rescued after boat capsizes

November 23, 2021 GMT
In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Bodega Bay station members rescue three fishermen from a capsized boat near Tomales Bay, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The boat began taking on water before capsizing about a half-mile off the coast, north of San Francisco, the Coast Guard said in a news release. The men were uninjured but were treated for hypothermia symptoms. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Schnabel/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
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In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Bodega Bay station members rescue three fishermen from a capsized boat near Tomales Bay, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The boat began taking on water before capsizing about a half-mile off the coast, north of San Francisco, the Coast Guard said in a news release. The men were uninjured but were treated for hypothermia symptoms. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Schnabel/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
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In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Bodega Bay station members rescue three fishermen from a capsized boat near Tomales Bay, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The boat began taking on water before capsizing about a half-mile off the coast, north of San Francisco, the Coast Guard said in a news release. The men were uninjured but were treated for hypothermia symptoms. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Schnabel/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three fishermen were rescued after their boat capsized off Tomales Bay, north of San Francisco, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The boat began taking on water before capsizing Monday about a half-mile off the coast, the Coast Guard said in a news release.

California Highway Patrol officers alerted the Coast Guard in San Francisco that three people were sitting on the hull of the capsized fishing boat and a rescue boat was dispatched, officials said.

A crew from the Coast Guard’s Bodega Bay station arrived about 30 minutes after receiving the alert and retrieved the three fishermen. They were not injured but had to be treated for hypothermia symptoms, the Coast Guard said.

A GPS verification tool allowed the Coast Guard rescue crew to quickly reach the fishermen, Lt. Cmdr. Megan Dennelly, Sector San Francisco Search and rescue mission coordinator said.

“Thankfully, this case had a successful outcome,” she said.