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Coast Guard rescues boater off Central Florida coast

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Posted at 4:13 AM, Sep 02, 2019

SEBASTIAN INLET, Fla. — The Coast Guard says crews rescued a person off the coast of Florida on Sunday as Hurricane Dorian pushed west in the Atlantic Ocean.

According to officials, Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce received a call about several people in the water near Sebastian Inlet in Brevard County after a rough wave knocked them off their boat.

The Coast Guard, working in tandem with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, rescued one person from the water. A second boater was found safe and didn't need to be rescued.

As Hurricane Dorian churns in the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard offers this advice to boaters:

  • Stay off the water
  • Evacuate as necessary
  • Secure belongings
  • Stay clear of beaches
  • Be prepared
  • Stay informed
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