Cancel BOLO: Two fishermen have been found.
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard ended the search for two overdue boaters Monday following their rescue from Culebrita Island, Puerto Rico.
Samuel Osorio, 28, and another man in his 30’s, were reported by the wife of Osorio to be safe after they were rescued by their friends and safely returned to the nearby municipality of Culebra Island Monday morning. The men were reported overdue by Osorio’s wife Sunday night. Following their rescue, they informed their 17-foot MAKO boat had become disabled and a wave capsized the vessel just off the small and uninhabited island of Culebrita.
“This case highlights the importance of having proper VHF radio communications to communicate a maritime distress on Channel 16,” said Jaime Balzac, Sector San Juan command duty officer for the case. “Coast Guard Watchstanders monitor Channel 16 24/7 for any maritime distress, if a call for help comes in we will be able to hear you and respond quickly, which saves a lot of valuable time that could very well mean the difference between life and death.”
Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for 2 overdue boaters off Culebra Island, Culebrita Island, Puerto Rico
A 17-foot recreational blue and white MAKO boat is disabled and adrift without fuel.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico. — The Coast Guard along with Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) are searching for two overdue boaters Monday in the vicinity of Culebra Island and Culebrita Island, Puerto Rico.
Overdue are Samuel Osorio, 28, and another man in his 30’s, who were last heard from Sunday night, reportedly disabled and adrift without fuel aboard a 17-foot recreational blue and white MAKO boat.
Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders received a call from Joint Forces of Rapid Action relaying a report from the wife of Osario, who informed the men where overdue.
- Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopters
- Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130 airplane crew