Coast Guard responds to downed Cessna aircraft 13 miles east of Bay Harbor Island

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard hoisted one person and is searching for second Friday approximately 13 miles east of Bay Harbor Island from a reported downed Cessna aircraft.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami were notified by Miami-Dade Police Department of a possible downed two-engine Cessna aircraft with two people reportedly aboard. The Coast Guard launched a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to assist.

The helicopter crew transferred the person to awaiting emergency medical services at Air Station Miami for further medical care.

Also responding are:

  • Miami-Dade Fire Department
  • Miami-Dade Police Department
  • Commercial salvage

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