One person dead following distress call in Tomales Bay

Updated 7:27 pm PDT, Tuesday, April 9, 2019

One person is dead following a distress call Tuesday afternoon from the waters of Tomales Bay, said the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies and Marin County Fire responded to a report of “persons in distress” near Toms Point about 1 p.m. Two people were found in the water, with one reportedly in lifeless condition, according to the sheriff’s office.

They were pulled out of the water via helicopter by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol, who had both responded to the scene to assist with the call. Paramedics began working to save the injured person, but were unsuccessful.

Four other people were treated for injuries, then released.

No other details about the incident were given, but the sheriff’s office said it will continue to investigate. The name of the victim was not released, pending notification of next of kin.

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