Sailboat Sinks Near Golden Gate Bridge

Two people were rescued near the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday after a tug or the barge it was hauling out to sea collided with and sank their sailboat, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

One of the two rescued in the 3:10 p.m. mishap suffered hypothermia and was treated at the Coast Guard station at Sausalito, according to Coast Guard Ensign Corinne Gaines.

“The sailboat was a total loss – it sank,” she said.

Officials did not disclose any information about the sailboat, tug or barge. Gaines said it was not clear whether the tug or the barge hit the boat.

Gaines said there was no pollution reported from the incident.

The tug and barge were both ordered to port and their captains will be interviewed by Coast Guard investigators.

Courtesy of www.sfgate.com

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