01/27/2012 02:35 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ocean Beach Boat Rescue: Three Hospitalized After Vessel Capsizes (VIDEO)

Three individuals were hospitalized after their boat capsized in the frigid water near Ocean Beach Thursday evening.

San Francisco Fire Department crews responded to the scene, on the beach by Taraval Street, shortly after sunset. Authorities did not provide further information, and the condition of the victims remains unknown.


SFGate reports that two Good Samaritans came to the boaters' aid before the rescue team arrived:

A man named Ryan, who lives in the area but did not want to give his last name, said he was taking an evening jog on the beach when he saw a woman near the surf waving her arms and noticed she was struggling to drag a man to shore. He picked the man up and carried him to shore.

Ryan stripped off the man's clothes, then his own, wrapped his clothes and arms around the man to warm his body and rubbed his arms and legs. As he tried to help the man, who was unresponsive, another body washed ashore nearby. Ryan yelled for someone to call 911.

Ryan told CBS News the man he worked to resuscitate was "limp and lifeless." "He was out of it," Ryan said. "I could hear the water in his lungs as he breathed."

Earlier that afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory, cautioning of heavy fog, 15-foot waves and 51-degree water. KCBS radio described the boat in question as a 17-foot Boston Whaler.

Take a look at footage from the incident below, courtesy of CBS News: