A 25-year-old man treads water 5 miles east of Port Everglades Wednesday, June 6, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard illustration courtesy of Air Station Miami
07 JUNE 2018
This guy is lucky to be alive…
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 25-year-old Filipino man from the water about 5 miles east of Port Everglades, Florida on Wednesday after the man apparently fell overboard from a containership.
Rescued was Lorejei Moscoso, a crew member on board the Liberian-flagged containership, Vega Sagittarius.
Moscoso was reported missing by fellow crew members after the ship moored in Port Everglades at approximately 6:40 a.m. He was reported as last seen at approximately 5:30 a.m.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami issued an urgent marine information broadcast, directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot Response Boat—Medium boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to search.
The helicopter crew located the missing crewmember and directed the boat crew to his location. The boat crew transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services.
It was not immediately clear if Moscoso had a flotation device with him in the water.
Here are some more photos of the rescue: