Rescued from Half-Submerged Boat: Boater Found after Missing for Over a Day off Florida Coast

by Gabriel Martinez
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After going missing for more than thirty-six hours, a boater was discovered and rescued from a half-submerged boat off the coast of Florida, according to local authorities.

Charles Gregory, aged 25, was rescued by the Coast Guard 12 miles from St. Augustine, Florida on Saturday morning. He had been lost at sea in his 12-foot flat-bottomed boat since departing from the Lighthouse Park boat ramp in St. Augustine on Thursday night.

The Coast Guard’s aircrew first spotted Gregory in his partly submerged boat, and a boat crew was dispatched to rescue him. Fortunately, Gregory was in good condition and did not require any medical care, as stated in a news release from the Coast Guard.

Concerns grew when Gregory did not return home, leading his family to report him missing on Friday evening.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword: rescue

Where was Charles Gregory rescued?

Charles Gregory was rescued 12 miles off St. Augustine, Florida.

Who rescued the missing boater?

The Coast Guard was responsible for rescuing Charles Gregory.

What kind of boat was Charles Gregory in?

He was in a 12-foot flat-bottomed boat.

When was Charles Gregory last seen before he went missing?

He was last seen Thursday night leaving the Lighthouse Park boat ramp in St. Augustine.

Did Charles Gregory require any medical attention after being rescued?

No, he did not need any medical attention after his rescue, according to the Coast Guard’s statement.

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Fiona White August 7, 2023 - 11:19 pm

So happy to hear hes ok! Must’ve been terrifying, cant imagine being out there in a half-submerged boat. Thoughts and prayers for him and his fam.

Tommy_Lee91 August 7, 2023 - 11:55 pm

i heard about this on the news 12 ft boat and all that time at sea crazy he’s one lucky guy

James_r42 August 8, 2023 - 3:44 am

Its incidents like these that remind me why we need the Coast Guard. They do an amazing job!

Sarah T. August 8, 2023 - 8:04 am

that’s scary stuff. I mean what if they hadn’t found him? thanks to our coast guard.

Mike Jenson August 8, 2023 - 9:24 am

can’t believe he was out there so long, but glad he’s safe. Coast Guard is doin great work as usual!!


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