Boat capsizes off Ocean Beach, sending 3 into water
UPDATE 11 a.m. Jan. 27: A salvage company hired to remove a boat stranded on Ocean Beach will drag the craft off the sand Friday.
The boat capsized off Ocean Beach Thursday evening and washed up on the beach.
Tim Parker of Parker Diving Service said he expected to drag the 17-foot boat from just south of Taraval Street to about Rivera Street, where workers will load it onto a trailer.
“Part of the problem is we got almost half a mile to tow it to our access point,” Parker said.
He estimated the weight of the Boston Whaler boat to be about 1,700 to 2,500 pounds, and said the salvage operation would probably cost the owner about $3,500 to $4,000.
A small boat capsized off Ocean Beach near Taraval Street at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, sending three people into the choppy surf.
According to San Francisco Fire Department radio transmissions, the three were the only people on the boat, and all were transported to local hospitals. Information on the boaters’ conditions was not immediately available, but SFFD crews who responded to the incident told dispatchers they performed CPR on one of the three, while the other two were able to walk off the beach.
The boat was a Boston Whaler type, reported by fire crews as measuring 17 feet in length.
The National Weather Service had issued a small-craft advisory for the coast near San Francisco Thursday.