U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Two Boaters Stranded On Disappearing Island
By Space Coast Daily // August 19, 2018
No injuries reported
VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Sunday after their boat became stuck aground on Disappearing Island near Ponce Inlet.
Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call at 4:00 a.m. from the operator of a 19-foot pontoon boat stating he had been stranded for seven hours after beaching his boat and being unable to relaunch it.
A Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water boat crew launched to assist at approximately 4:30 a.m.
The SPC-SW crew arrived on-scene, recovered the boaters and transported them to the station where they were met by family members.
No injuries were reported.
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