Two distress calls, both of which turned out to be mistakes, brought out the US Coast Guard to Ocean Beach in San Francisco within the last 24 hours.
The first call was Monday night when there was a report of a distressed surfer near the Cliff House, according to the Coast Guard.
The agency responded with a helicopter, and the San Francisco Fire Department responded on land.
The incident turned out to be harmless, with the “distressed surfer” being only a surfboard that had become unattached from a surfer.
On Tuesday morning just after 7 a.m. a person called the Coast Guard to report that there was a small gray boat possibly in distress about 300 meters from the Cliff House.
The Coast Guard responded with a small boat and a helicopter and located a boat that matched the description. That boat, however, was not in distress, according to the Coast Guard. The agency continued to search the area to make sure there was not another boat in the area that needed assistance.
Bay City News contributed to this report.