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U.S. Coast Guard rescues 62-year-old man north of Islamorada

The Coast Guard rescued a 62-year-old man reported overdue Monday north of Islamorada.

Rescued was Robert Vonnegut, 62.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from the son of Vonnegut stating his father departed from Sunrise Drive at approximately 10 p.m., Sunday on a 10-foot blue and white sailing vessel and had not returned. 

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located the 10-foot sailing vessel and positively identified Vonnegut approximately two miles south of Tavernier. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boatcrew embarked Vonnegut with no reported injuries.

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