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Coast Guard and partners rescue 1 from a sinking vessel, New Port Richie

Coast Guard and partners rescue 1 from a sinking vessel, New Port Richie
Archive image: CLEARWATER, Fla. – An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew prepares to conduct a Republican National Convention security mission in Tampa Aug. 29, 2012.
The Coast Guard along with several other state and federal partners are working together to ensure the safety and security of convention attendees and the boating public.
The aircrews of the Coast Guard helicopters carry out surveillance and security missions in addition to the search and rescue of human lives at sea and in coastal areas, including in wooded areas if necessary.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Crystalynn A. Kneen.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with Pasco Sheriff’s Office and a good Samaritan, rescue a boater after his 23-foot vessel sank near New Port Richie, Saturday.

Rescued was S. Brown, 29-years-old male.

A Pasco Sheriff’s office marine unit arrived on scene and rescued Brown after a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew located the person in distress.

“We are very fortunate to work alongside local agencies like the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office here in the Tampa Bay area,» said, Capt. Matthew Thompson, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg commander. «They played a key role in successfully performing the search and rescue operation.”​

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a notification from a good Samaritan​ reporting a taking on water vessel near New Port Richie,​ the watchstanders immediately issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Sand Key 29-foot Response Boat-Small II crew to help locate Brown.

Coast Guard and partners rescue 1 from a sinking vessel, New Port Richie
Archive image: SAND KEY, Fla. – A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter and a 47-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station Sand Key participated in a search-and-rescue demonstration during a media outreach day March 11.
Tampa Bay media had the opportunity to ride-a-long aboard the 47′ and capture footage of the demonstration.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sondra-Kay Kneen.

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