Coast Guard Station Miami boatcrew rescues 11-year-old boy after jet ski incident

d7MIAMI — An 11-year-old boy was rescued following a jet ski incident off of Monument Island, Florida, Saturday evening.

During a routine patrol, a Coast Guard Station Miami boatcrew responded to a report of an 11-year-old male who was unresponsive following a jet ski incident in the vicinity of Monument Island. It was reported that the male fell into the water and stopped breathing. The boatcrew arrived on scene, safely embarked the male and his mother, and performed emergency breathing en-route to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida.

While en-route, the male regained consciousness and was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services.

“We were very fortunate to have a unit close to the incident location,” said Kurt Treemont, command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Miami. “The Coast Guard Station Miami boatcrew arrived on scene within five minutes and were able to provide first aid to the victim while transporting him to Mount Sinai hospital in a timely manner”.

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