Coast Guard assists man aboard sailboat beset by weather

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Destin, Florida, assists a man aboard a sailing vessel beset by weather offshore Destin, January 2, 2020. The boatcrew arrived on-scene at 11:29 a.m. and transported the man safely to shore. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released)

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Destin, Florida, assists a man aboard a sailing vessel beset by weather offshore Destin, January 2, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted a man aboard a sailing vessel beset by weather offshore Destin, Florida, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 10:25 a.m. of a sailing vessel stuck at anchor with one person aboard in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 1 mile offshore Destin.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Destin to assist the man.


The boatcrew arrived on-scene at 11:29 a.m. and transported the man safely to shore.


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