Coast Guard collaborates in search and rescue operation of Anguilla fisherman
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Coast Guard collaborates in search and rescue operation of Anguilla fisherman

Fishing vessel Integrity. (Photo provided by the Coast Guard). Fishing vessel Integrity. (Photo provided by the Coast Guard).

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Last Thursday the Rescue and Coordination Center of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard received a notification from the Sint Maarten Coast Guard Sub Station that a vessel with the name 'INTEGRITY' had sunk between Sint Maarten and Anguilla.

The vessel was light blue in color and on board was one male who had gone missing. A Metal Shark from the substation was dispatched to search for the missing person.

The Dash-8, 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 rescue units also collaborated with the search and rescue.

Around 8.00PM 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 Saint Martin and transported to the hospital for further check-up.

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