Coast Guard rescues 3 people south of St. John’s River Inlet

U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued three people after their personal watercraft was pulled out offshore 1 mile south of St. John's River Inlet, October 31, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard Station Mayport was assisted by Jacksonville County Sheriffs Office Helicopter aircrew to locate the three people. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo)

U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued three people 1 mile south of St. John’s River Inlet, October 31, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews rescued three people after their personal watercraft was pulled out offshore 1 mile south of St. John’s River Inlet, Saturday.

A Jacksonville County Sheriffs’ helicopter crew arrived on scene first and assisted a Coast Guard Station Mayport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to locate the three people on the PWC. It was reported the PWC had an entangled line in the prop disabling it. The RB-M crew towed the PWC and transported the three people safely back to Morningstar Marina.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville watchstanders were notified at 12:52 p.m., from JSO that a PWC with three people were pulled 1 mile offshore and the call from the people dropped. Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and directed the launch of Station Mayport RB-M crew.

The on-scene weather conditions were 4-foot seas and wind gust of 12 mph.

There were no reported medical concerns.

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