Coast Guard saves boater from hitting Cortez Bridge

U.S. Coast Guard members from Station Cortez responded June 6 as high winds and heavy rains from Tropical Storm Andrea sent a boater toward the Cortez Bridge.

Station Cortez dispatched a 45-foot response boat to the out-of-control vessel and rescued the boater just before the boat struck the bridge.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to take precautions to ensure safety during severe weather events.