Two fishermen rescued 6 miles offshore near San Francisco after commercial vessel capsized

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Two fishermen were rescued six miles offshore near San Francisco after their fishing vessel capsized on Monday morning, according to the United Sates Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard received a distress call from the Jack D 7 at 10:02 a.m., reporting that the vessel was taking on water. The crew attempted to report their coordinates, but that information turned out to be inaccurate.

The boat was found roughly six miles away from the position reported by the crew, according to the Coast Guard.

A helicopter and rescue boat were dispatched to the area, and the boat crew retrieved two crew members from the water around 10:40 a.m.

Both suffered mild hypothermia and were transported to Coast Guard Station Golden Gate where they were evaluated and released.

Coast Guard officials said the bow of the vessel was visible above the surface of the water when they left the area.

The ship still has an estimated 200 gallons of diesel on board, and the owner is working with a salvage company to retrieve the vessel.

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