(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) JUST IN: The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescued a swimmer in distress just off Rompe Olas Beach near downtown Aguadilla #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.15: Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a call from a Puerto Rico 911 Emergency System Bureau Operator relaying a report from a bystander of a person in the water who appeared to be in distress and floating past a green buoy in the area. Watchstanders immediately directed the launch of an Air Station Borinquen rescue helicopter to the scene.

#AceDailyNews reports that the Coast Guard rescued Mabel Ramos in her mid thirties, after she was pulled out by the current, approximately a mile from shore.

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The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescued a swimmer in distress just off Rompe Olas Beach near downtown Aguadilla Sept. 13, 2021. The Coast Guard aircrew deployed their rescue swimmer and a rescue basket to recover the survivor, a woman in her mid thirties, who was flown to Air Station Borinquen, where Emergency Medical Service personnel evaluated her condition before being released after not presenting an injury or medical concern. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen aircrew rescues swimmer in distress in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico…

The aircrew navigated around multiple convective weather cells in the area. Once on scene, the helicopter located Ramos actively treading water and struggling to stay afloat. The Coast Guard aircrew deployed their rescue swimmer who provided a sling for flotation while assessing her condition. The aircrew recovered the survivor utilizing a rescue basket.

The aircrew then flew the woman to Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, where Emergency Medical Service personnel evaluated her condition before releasing her after not presenting an injury or medical concern.

“This bystander’s quick call for a person in distress was crucial in the success of this mission,” said Lt. Lindsey Cockburn, Coast Guard MH-60 aircraft commander for the case   “Local 911 emergency operators and Coast Guard Sector San Juan worked together efficiently, allowing Air Station Borinquen to launch quickly and arrive in time to conduct the rescue.” 

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.15: 2021:

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