Coast Guard Tows Vessel to Safety near Destin

DESTIN, Florida (WKRG) —  In a press release, the Coast Guard towed a vessel with one person on board near Destin, Fl., Saturday.

According to the email, “Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from a person on the beach reporting a vessel light signaling S.O.S., an international code signal of distress, at 5:16 a.m.”

The Coast Guard sent an air crew to locate the vessel.  Once located a boat crew responded to the scene.

“The boat crew arrived on scene at 6:43 a.m. and boarded the vessel. The vessel was not signaling S.O.S. but the owner was unable to restart their engine after the boarding,” said the Coast Guard.

The boat crew towed the vessel to Dewy Destin Marina at 9:38 a.m.

There were no reported injuries.

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