Coast Guard searches for surfer off “El Peñon de Mera” in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

65 - BorinquenSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Emergency Management rescue crews are searching Tuesday for a missing surfer off the coast of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a telephone call Tuesday morning from a 911 emergency operator, who relayed a report that the surfer was last seen surfing in the vicinity of “El Peñon de Mera” and that the surfer’s board had washed up to shore.

Currently searching are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65D Dolphin helicopter
  • Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency rescue crews
  • Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces for Rapid Action personnel

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the missing men is requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at 787-289-2041.

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