Coast Guard assists Sea Tow in rescue of man near Boca Chita Key

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo

MIAMI — Sea Tow rescued a man from the water with assistance from the Coast Guard Friday near Boca Chita Key.

Sea Tow notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders, at approximately 11:54 a.m., that a man was pulled out to sea trying to swim after an adrift dinghy. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew who arrived on scene and marked the location of the man with a smoke flare.

Sea Tow rescued the man and towed his dinghy ashore.

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