Coast Guard Rescues 6 Boaters on St. Johns River

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six boaters, which included three children, after their 25-foot vessel ran aground on the south jetties at the mouth of the St. Johns River, Fla., at about 4:45 p.m.

Terry Loman, 45, of Atlantic Beach, Fla., was injured after the vessel we was piloting drifted into the jetties sending all six people he had on his vessel in the water. Loman suffered a laceration to his midsection after he was pinned between his 25-foot vessel and the jetties. Loman’s five passengers fell into the water including three children ages seven, 10 and 12 when the vessel grounded on the jetties.

A Good Samaritan took the six people aboard his vessel. A Coast Guard rescue boat crew from Station Mayport, Fla., arrived to aid Loman and his passengers. Two Coast Guard rescue crewmen boarded the Good Samaritan’s vessel and began to perform first aid on Loman. The five survivors who only suffered minor injuries were transferred to the Coast Guard rescue boat.

The Coast Guard rescue crewmen kept Loman aboard the Good Samaritan’s vessel and continued first aid on the injured man. The Coast Guard rescue crewmen didn’t want to unnecessarily move Loman and complicate his injuries. The two Coast Guard rescue crewmen directed the Good Samaritan to quickly pilot his vessel to Station Mayport.

Loman was transferred to Jacksonville Fire-Rescue in stable condition. Loman is being treated at Baptist Medical Center Beaches in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating this incident.

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  1. Terry Loman says:

    My name is Terry Loman, Thanks to all you guys an gals in the Coast Guard. Do you know the name of the Good Samaritans.Who help save me.. 904-859-8749