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Vehicle Accident Results in Water Rescue by Air and Marine Operations Agents

Release Date: 
May 27, 2021

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —Air and Marine Operations’ (AMO) Marine Interdiction Agents rescued a woman from the water Wednesday evening, after she crashed through a wall at a local marina.

Agents assigned to the West Palm Beach Marine Unit witnessed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed through the marina when the driver ultimately crashed through a wall and launched into the water.

Rescue Scene MIA/FL driver saved
CBP Marina Agents rescued the driver
of this vehicle 

Agents immediately rushed over to the scene finding one female occupant inside the sinking vehicle.  Two agents jumped onto the hood of the Honda Civic and pulled the woman out to safety.

“Our agents’ actions in yesterday’s rescue highlight AMO’s dedication to protecting our community and homeland.  They did not hesitate to immediately jump into action and pull this person from a sinking vehicle,” said Travis Curtin, Supervisory Marine Interdiction Agent.  “Their selfless actions certainly saved a life.”

Local EMS and police arrived on scene and transported the woman to a local hospital for treatment.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Air and Marine Operations safeguards our Nation by anticipating and confronting security threats through our aviation and maritime law enforcement expertise, innovative capabilities, and partnerships at the border and beyond.

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May 27, 2021