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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  1. June Whitney says:

    My brother was a 35 year Coast Guardsman…When Nam came, he was ordered to drive his 54′ Cutter to
    San Francisco, to be loaded with armament for war…
    He did that, and then they ordered him to drive it all the way to Nam…which he did also…
    He stayed there 4 years, and drove the same Cutter back..

    He is gone now, booze and heart attack.
    I always would tease him and say, “What did you do in the war Eddie” and he would say,
    I patrolled every waterway there was, and I shot every fucking thing that moved in the brush…

    And I believe that’s what he did…I REALLY MISS HIM A LOT…
    He retired out at: United States Coast Guards Facility at Humboldt Bay, California…

    So the Coasties will always have a special place in my heart. Thanks guys and gals.
    June Whitney, Fortuna, Cal.