Alcatraz ferry rescues passengers from sinking boat
SAN FRANCISCO - An Alcatraz ferry came to the rescue of 10 people on board a sinking boat in the San Francisco Bay.
The U.S. Coast Guard received a distress call at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday that a pleasure boat hit some rocks on the north end of Alcatraz.
The "Lunna" was taking on water and had 10 passengers on board.
The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine broadcast to all other boats in the area, according to Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole Emmons.
The "Alcatraz Flipper" heard the call and diverted to the sinking boat.
All 10 passengers were safely rescued and taken to Pier 33 in good condition.
Emmons said "Lunna" sank in about 100 feet of water five minutes after the rescue.
Simon Houde, a tourist from Montreal, was on board the ferry during the rescue and shared video with KTVU.