An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Press Release | June 16, 2023

PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard, partner agency rescue 4 from Ponce de Leon Inlet jetties

PADET Jacksonville - Office: (904) 714-7606 / After Hours: (786) 393-4138


Editor's Note: Click on image to download high-resolution version.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Volusia County Beach Safety crews rescued four people, Thursday, after they became stranded on the Ponce de Leon Inlet jetties.

A Station Ponce de Leon Inlet boat crew rescued three people from the jetties and a Beach Safety crewmember rescued the fourth person from the water after the person slipped while transferring to the boat. 

All four people were taken to Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon Inlet with no reported medical concerns.

A good Samaritan notified Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville watchstanders at 4:43 p.m., via VHF-FM channel 16, that four people were on the jetties waiving their hands for help.

"It's great having partner agencies such as the Beach Safety with the ability to utilize their personal watercraft and swimmer to safely rescue the people off the slippery rocks," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Dautzenburg, Station Ponce de Leon. "People should closely monitor the weather and always stay alert of incoming storms."

For breaking news, follow us on Twitter. For additional information, find us on Facebook and Instagram.