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Overboard crewmember rescued five miles off Florida

Jun 6, 2018 11:19 AM

A Coast Guard helicopter crew finds the Vega Sagittarius mariner east of Port Everglades

Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(MIAMI) — The Coast Guard rescued a 25-year-old man from the water Wednesday five miles east of Port Everglades, Fla.

Rescued was Lorejei Moscoso, 25, Philippines national. 

After the 456-foot Liberian-flagged containership Vega Sagittarius moored in Port Everglades at approximately 6:40 a.m., the crew notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watch standers of a missing crewmember last seen at approximately 5:30 a.m. 

The watch standers issued an urgent marine information broadcast, directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot response boat-medium crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to search.

The helicopter crew located the missing crewmember and directed the boat crew to his location. The boat crew transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services.

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