Coast Guard rescues 25-year-old man 5 miles east of Port Everglades

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a 25-year-old man from the water Wednesday 5 miles east of Port Everglades.

Rescued was Lorejei Moscoso, 25, a Philippines national.

After the 456-foot Liberian-flagged container ship Vega Sagittarius, moored in Port Everglades at approximately 6:40 a.m., they notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders of a missing crewmember last seen at approximately 5:30 a.m.

The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to search.

The helicopter crew located the missing crewmember and directed the boatcrew to his location. The boatcrew transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services.

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