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New Jersey man rescued at sea off Puerto Rico

New Jersey man rescued at sea off Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued a New Jersey man whose boat caught fire in the Caribbean.
A Coast Guard news release says the 45-year-old man from Cape May was alone in a 71-foot (22-meter) boat when the fire broke out Sunday. The man's name was not released.
He was apparently hauling farm equipment from Florida to the island of Dominica.
He managed to send out an emergency distress signal as he abandoned his vessel and jumped into a life raft about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the Puerto Rican town of Cabo Rojo. A passing tanker arrived first followed by the Puerto Rico-based Coast Guard cutter Cushing.
The man was taken to Puerto Rico and did not require hospitalization. The cause of the fire is unknown.


Updated : 2021-02-26 01:50 GMT+08:00