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Coast Guard searched for two snorkelers at Ft Pierce Jetty

Coast Guard searched for two snorkelers at Ft Pierce Jetty

Coast Guard searched for two snorkelers at Ft Pierce Jetty

Ft Pierce, FLA-  a bystander captured an image of two snorkelers who were reportedly swept out to sea early Saturday morning near the North Jetty in Fort Pierce. A report was received from  a good Samaritan at approximately 7:30 a.m.  The report stated that he had seen two snorkelers holding onto a boogie board. They were being pushed out to sea.  Then, he lost sight of them.

An urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to assist in the search.

The U. S. Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office are searched for two snorkelers who were reportedly pushed out to sea near the Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty Saturday.

After extensive searches, the decision has been made to suspend the active search.

If anyone has any information, please contact Station Fort Pierce at 772-464-6100 or dial 9-1-1.


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