Coast Guard rescues man from vessel taking on water near West Palm Beach

A 21-foot pleasure craft takes on water near West Palm Beach, Jan. 29, 2018. The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Cochito rescued the owner of the vessel who was aboard as the vessel was sinking. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.

A 21-foot pleasure craft takes on water near West Palm Beach, Jan. 29, 2018.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a man from a vessel taking on water Monday approximately 10 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a notification from a good Samaritan of a vessel taking on water with one person aboard. Watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Cochito crew. They arrived on scene at approximately 3:30 p.m. and medevaced the man via smallboat to the Revere Beach Fire Rescue due to him suffering from a possible chemical reaction.

Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders confirmed that the man, a Bahamian national, is the subject of a previous overdue case and has been missing since Jan. 13, 2018.

Related Posts

Comments are closed.