Rowers Rescued

San Felipe, Baja, Mexico

JANUARY 16, 2017
-translated from CRISOLVIRTUA

Staff from the Naval Search & Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station (ENSAR) of San Felipe, rescued two youths belonging to the rowing team. Their vessel capsized while turning during a practice inside the bay.

This was reported by a press bulletin by the Military Naval Sector of San Felipe, where it is emphasized that the search and rescue system was engaged upon receiving a call from the Subcommandance of the Municipal Police, which reported that in the environs of the port, a rowing team shell had capsized and that its crew was requesting help.

In response to the request, a support vessel of the ENSAR set sail in order in order to carry out the rescue. Upon arriving in the area, the naval personnel spotted the two youths trying to straighten their boat in the cold waters of the Sea of ​​Cortez. They were recovered by rescue swimmers and displayed symptoms of hypothermia, The rowers were transported to the dock of the San Felipe ENSAR, where an ambulance waited. They were then transferred to the Naval Clinic of San Felipe for medical care and were then returned to their parents.

With these actions, the Secretary of the Navy reiterates its commitment to safeguard human life at sea, concludes the bulletin.