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Coast Guard rescue father and son offshore Destin Harbor, Florida

Coast Guard rescue father and son offshore Destin Harbor, Florida. HC-144 Ocean Sentry ATC Mobile
A Coast Guard Aviaiton Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane is prepped before take-off in Mobile, Alabama, April 5, 2018. ATC Mobile is a multi-mission unit, acting as the Coast Guard’s aviation and capabilities development center, as well as an operational air station.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles.

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard crews rescue a father and son in the water Thursday evening near Destin Harbor, Florida.​

The rescued was Chris Best, 52, and his 4-year-old son. Both were recovered and returned to shore with no reported injuries.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 3 p.m. of a disabled personal watercraft being swept offshore by currents with two people in the water, approximately 2 nautic miles off East Bay.

Coast Guard rescue father and son offshore Destin Harbor, Florida. 45-foot Response Boat-Medium Station Wrightsville
Archive image from Response Boat-Medium: Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach’s crew operate their recently recieved 45-foot Response Boat-Medium in the waters near Mansboro Inlet, N.C., June 17, 2013. The RB-M will replace the aging fleet of 41-foot Utility Boats and assorted non-standard boats being used by the Coast Guard throughout the country.
The RB-M design includes waterjet propulsion for greater maneuverability and a climate-controlled cabin and shock-mitigating seats to reduce crew fatigue on extended patrols.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st class Nicholas Hatzistefanou.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile diverted a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile (ATC MobileHC-144​ ​ Ocean Sentry airplane aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Destin 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to the area. The RB-M crew was able to locate and recover both father and son, and safely transported them back to the station.

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