Coast Guard collaborates in search and rescue operation

Last Thursday the Rescue and Coordination Center of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard received a notification from substation SXM that a vessel with the name ‘INTEGRITY’ had sunk between SXM and Anguilla. The vessel was light blue in color and onboard was one male who had gone missing. A Metal Shark from the substation SXM was dispatched to search for the drowning person.

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The Dash, the Coast Guard plane and the Metal Shark, had both executed an extended search and rescue operation looking for the missing person. A number of civilian boats that were nearby and French units also collaborated with the search and rescue. Around 8 PM the report came in that the Anguillan man, who had a life jacket on, was found by the French rescue boat. He was taken to SXM and transported to the hospital for further check-up.

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