Coast Guard teams rescue two from stranded houseboat in Napa River

Coast Guard teams rescue two from stranded houseboat in Napa River

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Aground houseboat on Napa River

A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin hoists two men from an aground houseboat in Napa River, California. The rescued men were transferred to awaiting emergency medical services at Napa County Airport. 

A U.S. Coast Guard contingent rescued two people from a houseboat that had run aground Friday morning in the Napa River.

Napa police contacted the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center about 6 a.m.

A 29-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Vallejo and a Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco were dispatched to the scene. A rescue swimmer was lowered and hoisted the stranded pair to the helicopter.

The boaters were taken to Napa County Airport, where emergency medical crews and police were waiting.

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