The United States Coast Guard and Morro Bay Harbor Patrol teamed up to rescue two boaters off the coast of Montana de Oro Monday evening.
Shortly after 6 p.m., John Robinson saw what he believed was a person or persons in the water, according to the Coast Guard. Robinson quickly called 911, prompting a response from the Coast Guard, harbor patrol and Cal Fire.
A Coast Guard 47-foot motor lifeboat rescued one person from a submerged vessel, while Morro Bay Harbor Patrol personnel rescued a second person. Both Robinson and one of the rescue teams filmed parts of the rescue.
Close-up footage shows the Coast Guard rescuing a middle-aged or possibly elderly man from a small, sinking watercraft and transporting him by jet ski to the rescue vessel. Robinson filmed the rescue from shore and provided commentary.
“Thank god I was here,” Robinson said at one point while filming.
After the rescue was complete, Robinson posed for photos with the Coast Guard and harbor patrol crews.