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3 rescued after tiny boat capsizes in San Francisco Bay near Alcatraz

A small boat sank Sunday near Alcatraz island in the San Francisco Bay, forcing the rescue of three people onboard.
A 12-foot aluminum boat sank Sunday near Alcatraz island in the San Francisco Bay, forcing the rescue of three people onboard.
(Matt Campbell / EPA)

Three people were rescued Sunday afternoon after their tiny boat capsized in San Francisco Bay near Alcatraz Island, authorities said.

The sinking of the 12-foot aluminum boat west of Alcatraz was reported shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday, San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Jonathan Baxter said.

A rescue boat arriving on the scene found that two of the people had been rescued by a pleasure boat.

The third person was later found on the shoreline of Alcatraz.

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All three were examined by paramedics and none were determined to be injured, Baxter said.


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