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