DUMBARTON BRIDGE -- A 50-year-old man tried to pull his broken boat to shore Saturday night in the Bay, but was swept away by the current and had to be rescued from a barge where he ended up taking refuge, authorities said.
The boat had some mechanical problems and was drifting when the man, according to another person on the boat, jumped in the water and tried to tow the vessel, said Fremont Fire Acting Battalion Chief Robin Brabb. Fire crews got the call around 11:45 p.m. and found the wet, cold man, who was otherwise unhurt, on a construction barge.
Rescuers used a boat to pick up the man from the barge and then took him back to shore, where he was released, Brabb said. No further details were available on the sized of the boat or what caused it to become stranded.
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