Coast Guard recovers womans body off Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Coast Guard District 7 NewsMIAMI – Coast Guard rescue crews located and recovered the body of a missing jet-ski operator Tuesday, while searching one-half mile off of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla.

At Approximately 7:45 p.m., a Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew discovered a body matching the description of a female jet-ski operator who had been missing earlier.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from a good Samaritan at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday, of an unmanned jet ski found adrift one-half mile off of Fort Lauderdale Beach.

A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot RBM boatcrew launched to search the nearby area along with an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami, a Sea Tow boatcrew and a Tow Boat U.S. boatcrew. Several additional good Samaritan vessels assisted with the search.

Coast Guard crewmembers transported the body to shore to Broward Sheriff’s Office officials who will continue the investigation.

The name of the deceased female is being withheld until next-of-kin are notified.

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