1 person dies after boat capsizes in San Francisco Bay

January 1, 2019
This photo provided by the Southern Marin Fire District shows emergency personnel responding after a small boat capsized in the San Francisco Bay, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. (Southern Marin Fire District via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One person has died and another has been hospitalized after their small boat capsized on a windy afternoon in the San Francisco Bay.

Southern Marin Fire District Battalion Chief Matt Barnes said rescue crews pulled the two people, a man and a woman in their 40s, from Richardson Bay off the coast of Sausalito on Monday afternoon.

Both were transported to a hospital where the man was declared dead.

Barnes said neither was wearing a life jacket.

Barnes said they appeared to be riding in a small skiff or rowboat that overturned but it was unclear how they ended up in the water and obtaining information was difficult due to their injuries.

A wind advisory was in effect Monday with winds of up to 30 mph in the Bay.

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