Coast Guard combines efforts with international vessels to rescue Canadian man 400 miles offshore

Coast Guard combines efforts with international vessels to rescue Canadian man 400 miles offshore
MIAMI — Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen safely hoisted a 61-year-old man suffering from severe dehydration 200 nautical miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico Monday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, received the initial call from the sailing vessel Enzo, via satellite phone, at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday reporting that they received a VHF radio call from Michel...

Coast Guard working to rescue man 400 miles offshore

Coast Guard working to rescue man 400 miles offshore
MIAMI — Search-and-rescue coordinators are working to medically evacuate a 61-year-old man suffering from severe dehydration 406 nautical miles northeast of Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, received the initial request to provide medical assistance from the sailing vessel Scat early Sunday morning. Due to significant distance off-shore and lack of any nearby...