Coast Guard rescues Giants fans in San Francisco Bay

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Fans of the San Francisco Giants are known for taking advantage of their team's location on San Francisco Bay, gathering in McCovey Cove in hopes of retrieving a home run splashing over the wall.

Although the location is a good one, they come with their own risk.

The Coast Guard rescued three Giants fans early Thursday morning on San Francisco Bay after their boat ran out of gas and drifted into marshland near the Oakland Estuary.

Robert Pargaz said he and two friends took in the sights Wednesday night and watched the third game of the Giants’ series against the Colorado Rockies aboard an 18-foot boat.

“On the way back we ran out of gas, had to hop out and start pushing the boat,” but to no avail, Anthony Mandall told CBS News.

Finding themselves mired in the muck inside San Leandro Bay, the group called for help at around 3 a.m. A small Coast Guard vessel and a rescue boat from the Alameda Fire Department answered their distress call, authorities said. Soggy but unhurt, the boaters were taken to the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland.

Click here for the full report.

Related

A Record Q2 for Brunswick

With strong global demand in all its business segments, Brunswick Corp. reported another stellar quarter, posting a 57 percent jump in net sales.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.

Groupe Beneteau Updates Revenue Forecasts, More

The builder saw gains in its boat and luxury-home sectors and made several acquisitions, including a majority stake in Dream Yacht Group.

Golden Manufacturing Expands

The fabricator of aluminum boat lifts and aluminum and concrete floating docks adds 18,000 square feet to its Fort Myers, Fla., headquarters.

GetMyBoat Takes You to the Movies

The boat rental marketplace site teams with Disney’s Jungle Cruise for a contest to win a boat trip or movie tickets.

ConMar Adds to Sales Team

The manufacturers’ representatives add industry vet Brain Steele.

Will Canada Reopen to Boaters?

Set to open its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. residents next month, our neighbor to the north could be facing a strike by Canadian border guards and customs officials. Plus, the Great Lakes welcomes a newly designated marine sanctuary.