Man, dog rescued from raft drifting north of Morro Rock

jhickey@thetribunenews.comJanuary 22, 2013 

A man and his dog stranded in a raft near dangerous surf just north of Morro Rock were rescued by Morro Bay Harbor Patrol around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The man, who lives in a boat in the harbor, was using the raft when its motor broke, said Harbor Patrol assistant Polly Curtis.

As the raft drifted closer and closer to the large surf, the man waved a sweater over his head until nearby surfers noticed and called for help. Within four minutes, Harbor Patrol supervisor Becka Kelly had arrived to recover the man and his dog and take them to their boat.

Curtis told The Tribune that such emergency rescues are not uncommon in the harbor.

Bystander Teddy Llovet documented the incident from shore. View photos of the rescue »

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