Coast Guard suspends search after 2 woman found safe ashore near Marathon

Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo

Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with local authorities confirmed two women were found safe ashore Tuesday near Marathon.

Two women contacted Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders, stating they were safe and with friends.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call at approximately 2:30 a.m., from Chris Hambrock reporting he was on a small row boat with two females who reportedly jump overboard and attempted to swim to shore. He lost sight of the two women and contacted Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami, a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Marathon, MCSO crews and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crews aided in the search.

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