Lucky Man Overboard Rescued In  Everglades By USCG

A missing containership crew member was rescued from the sea  Wednesday, roughly 5 miles east of Port Everglades, Fla.

After the 456-foot Liberian-flagged containship Vega Sagittarius moored in Port Everglades at approximately 6:40 a.m., they notified U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders of a missing crew member last seen at approximately 5:30 a.m.

The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot Response Boat—Medium boatcrew and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to search.

The helicopter crew located the man overboard , a 25-year-old Philippines national, and directed the boatcrew to his location. The boatcrew rescued the man and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services.

No further information on how the crew went overboard.

(U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Miami

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