11-year-old calls for help after father fails to return to the surface

November 16, 2014

MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen rescued two divers Saturday evening after they failed to return to the surface during a dive three nautical miles north of Haulover, Florida.

An 11-year-old boy aboard a 15-foot white Catamaran called authorities after his father failed to return to the surface with his friend during a dive. Coast Guard Sector Miami launched a boatcrew from Station Fort Lauderdale and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast. 

Station Fort Lauderdale arrived on scene and was told by the boy that he could hear his father in the water but could not see him. After conducting a search of the area, the boatcrew located the two divers and safely recovered them from the water reuniting them with the boy. 

There were no reported injuries.