Coast Guard searching for a woman off Puerto Rico and boy off Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue aircrews continue searching Saturday for a woman in waters off the northern coast of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and for a teenage boy in waters off the northwestern coast of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

ARECIBO, PUERTO RICO:

Missing in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is Aritha Reyes Pérez, 18, who reportedly was thrown into the water, along with her husband, after being struck by a wave while they were walking on the rocks of La Poza del Obispo Beach in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The husband was able to safely reach shore.

Coast Guard Search and Rescue Coordinators at Sector San Juan received a call from a 911 emergency operator, who reported the incident.

Rescue crews aboard Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Air Station Borinquen, Aguadilla have been searching for Reyes Pérez since Friday afternoon alongside Puerto Rico State Emergency Management and Puerto Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action rescue crews.

SAINT CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS:

Missing in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, is Aaron Holmes, 16, who reportedly was swimming along with his sister and his father near Carambola Beach Resort in Saint Croix, when the currents started to pull them away from shore. The father was able to assist his daughter and they both were able to safely reach shore.

Coast Guard Search and Rescue Coordinators at Sector San Juan received a call from a 911 emergency operator at 5:52 p.m. Friday, who reported the incident.

Rescue crews aboard Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Air Station Borinquen, Aguadilla have been searching for Holmes since Friday afternoon alongside Coast Guard Auxiliary, Saint Croix Blue Lightning Police and Saint Croix Department of Natural Resources rescue crews.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the missing man in Saint Croix and the missing woman in Arecibo are requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at 787-289-2041.

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