Man rescued by Coast Guard after canoe capsizes near Oyster Point

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — The Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, along with members of the San Mateo and Alameda counties’ sheriff’s departments, rescued a man from the ocean Friday, after the canoe he was in capsized.

At 4:34 p.m., Coast Guard officials received a report of a person who went missing just three miles south of Oyster Point, according to the Coast Guard.

The man was in a group of twelve people who were canoeing around the area, Coast Guard officials said.

Coordinating with Alameda and San Mateo counties’ marine units, a Coast Guard boat crew was able to locate the man and rescue him from the water, Coast Guard officials said. The victim was not wearing a lifejacket, according to Coast Guard officials.

The man had no signs of injury and he was taken back to Oyster Point, according to the Coast Guard. The Coast guard is advising people who boat or engage in water sports to always wear life jackets.

“Life jackets greatly increase the chance of survival during maritime accidents which can occur suddenly and without warning,” Cmdr. Matthew Thompson said in a statement.

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