Father and son outings are usually a good bonding experience. Hunting, fishing, you name it; it brings the two together. However, a wave in the San Francisco Bay put an end to one such outing, if indeed they were related.
The unidentified pair and a third fisherman were pulled under on Friday just before 5 pm, fire Battalion Chief Matt Barnes said. It’s a rocky coastline by the Marin Headlands, which is exposed to large Pacific swells.
“It’s not an ideal place to fish, it’s real rocky there.”
After getting thrashed by the waves, the third man managed to make it back to shore and flag down bystanders, who called 911, says the Tribune.
The relationship of the men is not known, as there was a language barrier which prevented an immediate interview with the survivor, who had managed to make it back to shore and flag down bystanders and dial 911.
The fishers were removed from the water about 100 yards offshore by the Tiburon Fire Department and the Coast Guard, according to FOX News.
The rescue occurred in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
The Marin County Coroner’s Office is still investigating the deaths and has not released any details since Friday night.