Daring Helicopter Rescues off the Sausalito Waterfront: We Have Pictures!
August 24, 2009 – At 3:30 this afternoon a CHP helicopter swept low across the Sausalito waterfront, its engines deafening. Traffic on Bridgeway slowed to watch. Below the copter a small red boat was anchored in the Bay, just off the Bridgeway Promenade. Then we saw them! Two people were in the water, waving!
The boat rushed in and picked up the people in the waves, then sped off, the helicopter following.
But wait, there's more!
Update: Our readers have written in to say the exercises continued after dark as well.
Now isn't that a much better story than "It was a drill" could ever be?
We'll do some digging to find out the real story and report back. For now you can make up your own theories about what was really happening!
And if you have one of those stolen copies of the Gibson book, please return it to the Sausalito Library now, no questions asked. As these pictures show, your pursuers are closing in.
Photo credits: Sabine Stetson. Text Copyright (c) 2009 OurSausalito.com. All Rights Reserved.