Coast Guard rescues 2 females clinging to rock in Jobos Beach, Puerto Rico

Southeastern Coast Guard News
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An aircrew with Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, rescued two females Sunday evening in Jobos Beach, Isabela, Puerto Rico.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a report of two females and one male, residents of Caguas, Puerto Rico, who were clinging to a rock stranded in the water after high tide and strong waves prevented them from reaching shore. The report was made by a female friend who was with them and was able to swim to shore.

Sector San Juan issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched an MH-65 Dolphin aircraft to respond. The aircrew arrived on scene and safely hoisted the two female survivors with no reported injuries, while the male survivor was also able to swim to shore on his own. The two female survivors were then transported to shore and transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel, who released them shortly thereafter.

“The ready crew was launched from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen within minutes,” said Cmdr. Roberto H. Torres, operations officer at Air Station Borinquen. “The two remaining and stranded young females were hoisted and delivered safely to awaiting EMS.”

An aviation maintenance techincian aboard a rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen hoists a female to safety in Puerto Rico, Aug.18, 2013. The female was stranded on a rock after the current pulled her and her friends out to sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

An aviation maintenance technician aboard a MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, hoists one of two females to safety in Jobos Beach, Isabela, Puerto Rico, Aug.18, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

An aviation maintenance technician aboard a MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, hoists one of two females to safety in Jobos Beach, Isabela, Puerto Rico, Aug.18, 2013. The females, residents of Caguas, Puerto Rico, were left stranded on a rock after high tide and strong waves prevented them from reaching shore. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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