Two Males Dead After Rescue from Under Golden Gate Bridge

Father and son identified as victims.


The U.S. Coast Guard pulled two people out of the water under the Golden Gate Bridge Friday night who later died due to drowning.

According to KGO, the victims were a father and son who drowned after being swept away by a large wave while fishing.

San Francisco residents Juan Escamillo-Rojas, 37, and his son, 9-year-old Juan Carlos Escamillo-Monroy were identified. A third person survived.

Officials said they were fishing at Bonita Cove near the Golden Gate Bridge when a large wave knocked them into the water.

The two men were able to grab onto a rock. It's believed that Escamillo-Rojas swam from the rock in an effort to rescue his son, but both were swept away.

The third man managed to make it back to shore and flagged down bystanders, who called 911.

The two people were pulled from the water by a Tiburon fire boat and taken to a Coast Guard station for evaluation by medics, according to the Coast Guard.

KGO also published that an account has been set up with Wells Fargo to help the family with funeral costs. Donations can be transferred online to account number 1019708096, or made in person at any Wells Fargo branch.

Jo Tog December 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Suzanne Avila January 02, 2013 at 05:40 AM
I am heart broken for your loss. I will pray that God keep your loved ones safe and watching over you. They passed on doing what they loved most, dreaming of catching "the BIG one". Amen
jeff January 04, 2013 at 03:17 AM
Parents will do anything for thier kids, the father proved it. The only solace is they were together when they died, hopefullly next to each other and not apart.
Colette Fjermestad January 04, 2013 at 11:02 AM
My thoughts are with the family. What a brave father. I am glad that they were at least together when they died.


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