A Florida man and his dog almost experienced a boat load of trouble after their 40-foot catamaran was towed following an attempt to sail on water near Florida’s Haulover Inlet.
They were brought to safety after Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and U.S. Coast Guard crews responded to the scene Tuesday morning. U.S. Coast guard tells WSVN that the boat was towed to Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglade seaport.
The incident occurred the same day the U.S. Coast Guard returned 18 migrants back to Cuba after they sensed concerns of safety at sea.
“Coast Guard crews maintain a presence with air and sea assets around the Caribbean Sea,” said Lt. Robert Copeland in a press release following the migrant repatriation.
“Our crews help prevent people from losing their lives in these dangerous attempts.”
Lt. Copeland is an enforcement officer in Coast Guard Seventh District.
On Monday, the Southeast coast guard rescued a South Carolina man who went missing after kayaking in Murrells Inlet, SC Sunday morning.
Vladamir Norman, 29, was recovered early Monday morning at about 1:40 am.