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Small craft advisory in effect, 12 rescued by San Francisco firefighters and Coast Guard

San Francisco firefighters rescued two people Wednesday afternoon after a car lost control on a street near Glen Canyon Park.
A San Francisco Fire Department truck is parked on Market Street in San Francisco on June 6, 2023. | Isaac Ceja/The Standard

An urgent small craft advisory was issued Saturday afternoon by the National Weather Service.

“Currently, wind gusts are reading over 30 mph and greater,” San Francisco Fire Department Capt. Jonathan Baxter said on Twitter. “Please consider land-based recreational activities today.”

Twelve people have been rescued in the city’s coastal areas by SFFD and the U.S. Coast Guard. None suffered injuries, according to Baxter.

Two kite surfers near Point Lobos on the city’s west side, two kayakers off Pier 70 and eight kayakers—six aged between 11 and 15—by Oracle Park were all rescued by SFFD, Coast Guard and two fishermen, according to Baxter.

“Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions,” the weather service advises.

The small craft advisory ends at 3 a.m. Sunday.