The small boat crew safely transported the individual ashore. The boater will make arrangements with commercial salvage for boat retrieval.
“Thanks to the boater being properly equipped with an EPIRB, we were able to respond to the situation before it had time to escalate,” said Seaman Angel Rivera-Bonet, Station Fort Pierce boat crew member. “We encourage all boaters to check that they have all proper safety and communication equipment before getting underway. Proper preparation can mean the difference between life and death.”