Plane crashes off shore of Morro Bay
September 10, 2012
A 70-year-old father and his 30-year-old-son were on their way to Canada when they began to encounter trouble. At 3:06 p.m. they sent out a distress call. A GPS alerted rescuers that the single-engine Cessna 185 was a mile offshore and northwest of Morro Bay.
Coast Guard helicopters and boats from numerous locations including San Francisco and Morro Bay responded. After the men were hoisted from the overturned plane, it sunk into a bed of kelp.
The men were taken to Paso Robles where they declined medical help.