Coast Guard rescues man lost for six days

MIAMI — A man who was stranded for approximately six days is safe after the Coast Guard rescued him off an island in Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas, Monday night.

Rescued was Larry Sutterfield, 39, a U.S. citizen.

During a routine law enforcement patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew spotted a fire and a man waving his arms in distress on a Cay Sal Bank island. The aircrew quickly dropped a VHF-radio, food and water to the man who then stated he was stranded after his dinghy was disabled and drifted to the island.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore who arrived on scene and took the stranded man safely aboard and transferred him to Coast Guard Sector Key West where local emergency medical services were watiing. No major medical concerns were reported.

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