FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A marine crew from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) rescued two people in the Intracoastal Waterway north of the Fort Pierce Inlet last Wednesday evening.
While underway, Marine Interdiction Agents assigned to the Fort Pierce Marine Unit overheard a distress call regarding an overturned vessel. Agents responded, rescued the two male boaters, and brought them aboard their vessel. A good samaritan towed the overturned vessel to Round Island Beach Park.
“This is another great example of our agents’ commitment to serve and protect the American people,” said Allen Gustafson, Director, Marine Operations, at the Jacksonville Air and Marine Branch. “Whether they are responding to a smuggling threat or distress call, our agents remain vigilant.”
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CBP Air and Marine Operations is a federal law enforcement organization dedicated to serving and protecting the American people through advanced aeronautical and maritime capabilities.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.