Coast Guard rescues man missing in Bahamas

SEATTLE - An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., flies around Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle during a search and rescue demonstration. USCG photo by PA3 Adam EggersMIAMI — An aircrew with Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater rescued a man in the vicinity of Lake Rosa, Bahamas, Friday.

Shortly after midnight, the 72-year-old fisherman was reported missing in Great Inagua, Bahamas, after not meeting in a designated place Thursday evening. The Royal Bahamian Defense Force was notified and requested Coast Guard assistance in the search for the missing man. A Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter crew deployed in Great Inagua launched to assist with the search. During the search, the crew spotted the man waving them down standing in knee high water. The man was safely hoisted into the helicopter and transported to Matthewtown airfield, Bahamas, with no reported injuries.

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