Coast Guard searches for surfer off Escambrón Beach, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police are searching Thursday for a surfer reportedly missing in waters off Escambrón Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a telephone call Thursday morning from a 911 emergency operator, who relayed a report from a Good Samaritan at the scene, who claimed loosing visual contact with the surfer in the water.

Searching are:

  • A rescue aircrew aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
  • A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan boat crew aboard a Coast Guard 33-foot Response Boat.
  • Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces for Rapid Action air units.
  • San Juan Municipal Police air and boat crews.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the missing men is requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at 787-289-2041.

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