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Press Release | Nov. 26, 2023

Coast Guard searching for 54-year-old male near Half Moon Bay

U.S. Coast Guard District 11

SAN FRANCISCO – A Coast Guard aircrew and boat crew are searching for a 54-year-old male off the coast of Martins Beach in Half Moon Bay, California.

The man and a 5-year-old girl were reportedly swept off the beach by a wave, but the girl was recovered at Martins Beach by San Mateo County Fire personnel and transported to a nearby hospital.

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center personnel received the report at 1:20 p.m., and immediately directed the launch of search and rescue personnel. A Coast Guard Station Golden Gate boat crew aboard a 47-foot motor lifeboat arrived on scene at 2:14 p.m., and an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter arrived on scene at 3:10 p.m.

The Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Monterey is enroute to Half Moon Bay and is expected to arrive at approximately 11:45 p.m.

The condition of the girl is unknown at this time.

The current weather and sea conditions in Half Moon Bay are 57-degree water temperature, 5 knot winds, and 2-to-4-foot seas with 10 miles of visibility.