Four Half Moon Bay Harbor employees were given a state award for the recent rescue of two people who became trapped by an incoming tide in a coastal cave.
Assistant Harbor Master John Draper; Deputy Harbor Master Michael Williams; Deputy Harbor Master Cary Smith; and State Park lifeguard Jeff Wadkins, stationed in Half Moon Bay, were presented with 2013 Distinguished Service Awards at an annual California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains meeting Oct. 30.
The Pillar Point Harbor team responds to more than 110 life-threatening calls on the water every year. It is a 24/7 team that uses both rescue vessels and personal watercraft for surf area rescues.
The San Mateo County Harbor District includes the Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay and the Oyster Point Marina Park in South San Francisco.