Photos and video available: Coast Guard rescues diver who left sinking vessel

January 31, 2017

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a diver Tuesday who left a vessel taking on water one mile east of Dania Beach Pier.

At 12:23 p.m., Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale watch standers received notification from Broward County Sheriff's Office of a vessel in distress near Dania Beach Pier. The watch standers diverted a Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew. TowBoatU.S. arrived on scene at 12:34 p.m. and found a 23-foot center console vessel taking on water with three people aboard who reported one person had donned scuba gear and entered the water. The Station Fort Lauderdale boat crew arrived on scene and located the diver.

All four people were transferred to emergency medical services at the 15th St. Pier. No medical concerns were reported.

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