Coast Guard rescues 65-year-old man from water near Ponce Inlet

24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo.

24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 65-year-old man from the water near Ponce Inlet, Monday.

A Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet 24-foot Special Purpose Craft–Shallow Water (SPC-SW) boat crew recovered the man from the water and safely transported him to Station Ponce in good condition.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., as they were transiting outbound for a patrol, the SPC-SW boat crew was alerted by good Samaritans that a man in an electric wheelchair had fallen off a dock and was in need of assistance.


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