Jet skiers rescued from Bodega Bay
Published: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 1:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 1:03 p.m.
A pair of jet skiers were rescued from the choppy waves off Bodega Bay Friday, officers said.
An onlooker at Bodega Head spotted the two men, one from Santa Rosa, in the water around 1:45 p.m., said Petty Officer Robert Paulino of the Bodega Bay Coast Guard.
The wind was blowing at 25 knots and the waves were swelling to heights of four to six feet, Paulino said.
"It was pretty nasty out to be operating jet skis in those conditions," Paulino said. "I think they just went out and underestimated the conditions."
It's against federal regulations to operate a jet ski in the area south of Bodega Head, which is within the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, but the skiers didn't know, Paulino said.
They were wearing wet suits and life jackets and were rescued within 20 to 30 minutes.
— Cathy Bussewitz
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