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Friday, June 17, 2011

Fremont WRT deploy into SF Bay to rescue CAL TRANS employees

 June 15, 2011 at approx 3pm, Fremont Firefighters deployed their WRT (water rescue team ) into the rough waters of San Francisco Bay, south of the Dumbarton Bridge to rescue two Caltrans bridge workers adrift in their service boat.
Menlo Park Fire Dept and The U.S. Coast guard was also on scene with their water rescue resources. The workers lost engine power and were helplessly adrift near the abandoned Rail Road trestle south of the Dumbarton Bridge.
Fremont Fire launched their Boat 58 with 3 personnel on board and took the disabled craft in tow. Afternoon winds generated white caps and swamped the workers boat.
No one was injured or went into the water unintentionally.
Fremont Fire Department has a FULL TIME WRT and is available to all area agencies upon request.

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