Coast Guard searching after man reportedly falls from plane

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MIAMI — Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a possible person in the water, after a man reportedly fell from a plane eight miles southeast of Tamiami Airport Thursday.

Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders were notified by the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center of the incident following a distress call from the pilot.

Agencies and assets involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station Miami Beach smallboat crew
  • Miami-Dade County air rescue helicopter crew

Anyone with information regarding the possible person in the water is asked to contact the Coast Guard via VHF marine radio channel 16 or by calling 911.


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