Two fog-bound mariners in San Diego Bay, one of whom cut his head somehow, were brought safely to port by the U.S. Coast Guard today.
One of the mariners in the 22-foot boat was disoriented from a blow to his head, when a U.S. Coast Guard crew reached the vessel, according to the federal maritime agency.
A 33-foot rescue boat was used to towed the smaller vessel to Shelter Island, where the injured man was transferred to an awaiting medics.
“Before I went on the boat, the boat driver was face down,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian La Vigne said. “I immediately checked his condition and ensured he was breathing.”
La Vigne, an emergency medical technician, said the man had a serious cut on his head and was drifting in and out of consciousness.