Coast Guard Rescues Kite Surfer in Florida

By Alan Cheung
Alan Cheung
Alan Cheung
August 31, 2018 Updated: August 31, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a stranded kite surfer in Vinoy Park, Tampa Bay, on Aug. 30, officials said.

A bystander saw 42-year-old Jason Chavez in distress and called in a watchstander at around 12:30 p.m.

The watchstander communicated the distress call to the Coast Guards, who arrived within 15 minutes and helped Chavez on to their 45-foot boat.

No injuries were reported.

Chavez got himself into trouble when the weather changed while he was kite surfing.

A sudden change in the weather resulted in the wind dying down, leaving Chavez stranded in the water.

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Alan Cheung