Coast Guard found, rescues missing boater 25 miles east of Miami Beach

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News Release  

Nov. 5, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649

Coast Guard found, rescues missing boater 25 miles east of Miami Beach

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a missing boater approximately 25 miles east of Miami Beach, Saturday.

Rescued was Eugene Russell, 50, who was located by a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane crew who vectored the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew to Russell’s location.

The rescue crews arrived on scene with Russell at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The cutter crew embarked Russell with no reported injuries and took him to Fort Lauderdale where he was met by his wife.

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