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Rescue crew calls capsized boater’s life vest ‘real hero of this story’

A man was rescued from the water off the Phillips 66 refinery in the unincorporated community of Rodeo after his boat capsized Wednesday evening the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District said.

The capsized boat was spotted by a worker at the refinery, who threw the man a life ring.

Rodeo-Hercules Fire Department A man was rescued Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 after his boat capsized in the waters off Rodeo, Calif.

A U.S. Coast Guard craft was in the area and pulled the man out of the water.

Rodeo-Hercules Firefighters posted on Facebook:

“The real hero of this story is the victim’s life vest which truly saved a life tonight in the rough bay waters. Please, always remember to wear a life vest, your life may depend on it.”

Last modified September 24, 2020 9:18 am

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