Kite Surfer Saved Off Coast Of San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, June 17, a man was rescued after he made a distress call off the coast of San Francisco.

The San Francisco Fire Department Media Twitter posted the following tweet at 5:49 p.m. “UPDATE– @USCGPacificSW has located the kite-surfer and completed a successful rescue– The surfer is not injured and will be okay.”

In a phone interview with the San Francisco News, Lt. Estrada stated, “The surfer was described as a male with a green and white kite was hanging on his board” said Estrada “the distress call was made at 5:06 p.m. by a good submariner  probably saw him boating”

While waiting for help, the surfer was waiting on his board.

“I think he realized the was in trouble he was in but he just didn’t have any form of communication, so the mariner made the contact to 911 for him because the call was relayed from 911 to us” said Lt. Estrada

The surfer was taken to shore by the U.S. Coast Guard off of Mile Rock Beach.

“It takes a team to save one person, and a positive outcome like this makes it worth it all!” said San Francisco Fire Department via Twitter.