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Coast Guard, police save teen on paddle board near Ponte Vedra
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Coast Guard, police save teen on paddle board near Ponte Vedra

  • PublishedJuly 11, 2024



PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — A 16-year-old paddle boarder was rescued by a U.S. Coat Guard boat and St. Johns County Fire Rescue marine unit in Ponte Vedra Beach Wednesday, according to a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard.

The call came in at around 4:30 p.m. The paddle boarder was drifting away from shore and was not able to get back to shore due to the weather.

A teenaged paddle-boarder rescued off the coast of Ponte Vedra beach.

Multiple agencies responded for the missing person search. Almost 45 minutes later, a helicopter spotted the 16-year-old about one-and-a-half miles off shore.

He was rescued and has no injuries. 



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