Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Search and Rescue for Missing Fisherman

26 October

On Sunday 26 October 2008 ACER responds to report of missing fisherman Manual Perot. Saturday Manual Perot left San Pedro fishing on a makeshift craft. Vessel was taken seaward by strong currents and later and when Manual determined that he could not maneuver the craft back to shore he abandoned the craft and swam for shore. His craft was found by a jet skiier Sunday morning and the find was reported to authorities. ACER was contacted and initiated a search and rescue operation which located the missing fisherman thirty minutes into the operation. Having spent the Saturday night in the mangroves Manual Perot was dehydrated and insect bitten but other wise in good condition.

Team members on rescue included Francis Pinnock, Jacob Santos and Luis Alamilla.

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