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Crab fishermen rescued from sinking boat near Bodega Bay

Two crab fishermen were rescued Friday after their boat began taking on water near Bodega Bay, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard received a distress call from the skipper of the 30-foot Yardbird at about 3:30 p.m., Boatswain Mate Third Class Matthew Foussadier said. He said a crew from the Bodega Bay Coast Guard station was on the scene within minutes, just in time to pluck the fishermen from the water as the boat capsized.

A Coast Guard spokeswoman would not identify the men, who declined medical treatment after they were taken to shore.


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