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Man missing for more than 2 weeks rescued from sinking boat near West Palm Beach

Coast Guard says Bahamian man reported missing Jan. 13

A man who had been reported missing since Jan. 13 was rescued Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard about 10 miles from West Palm Beach.
A man who had been reported missing since Jan. 13 was rescued Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard about 10 miles from West Palm Beach. (U.S. Coast Guard)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A Bahamian man who had been missing for more than two weeks was rescued Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard off the coast of South Florida.

The Coast Guard said in a news release that the man was found in a small motorboat that was taking on water about 10 miles from West Palm Beach.

Another boater spotted the sinking boat and notified the Coast Guard, which diverted a cutter to rescue the man.

The Coast Guard said the man was suffering a possible chemical reaction. He was transferred to a fire-rescue team to receive medical attention.

According to the Coast Guard, the man had been reported missing since Jan. 13.