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

Coast Guard says Bahamian man reported missing Jan. 13

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor
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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.

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.
 

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