The rescuee should identify their location using any available visible landmarks in their immediate proximity or distance from identifiable landmarks (i.e. “I’m located ½ mile from the San Francisco side of the San Mateo Bridge on the shore on the Baywinds park side of the bay”).

In addition, the City is working with the contractor to have colored banners installed at boat ramps to further help rescuees identify their locations. Once the colored banners are installed, a rescuee will be able to share the color(s) of the closest flag(s) to help rescue workers reach them.

[Updated 6/3/21]