Coast Guard searches for possible person in water near Juno Beach

Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barry BenaMIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching Sunday for a possible person in the Atlantic Ocean near Juno Beach.

Watch standers from the Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center received a mayday call at approximately 9:38 p.m. Saturday. The watch standers issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin, a Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

Sector Miami was notified by a good Samaritan of an 8-foot grey dinghy ashore on Juno Beach with signs of recent use and no markings.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Sector Miami Command Center at 305-535-4472

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