This is the moment Marine Unit deputies rescue two jet skiers from a sinking vessel.
The rescue mission took place at the Alafia River in Tampa Bay, Florida in the United States recently.
An off-duty Hillsborough County Fire Rescue firefighter reported to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office that had seen a man in the water with his vessel, which was about to go underwater.
The two Marine Unit deputies located the man whose jet ski was sinking.
The man wearing a life jacket swam over to the Marine Unit boat and was lifted onto it.
He notified deputies that his adult son was also missing and said he was on one of the nearby islands.
A few minutes later, the son was located just north of Beer Can Island.
The son was also wearing a life jacket and was able to easily get on the boat.
The police managed to tow the jet ski to the ramp and the men were safely returned to shore.
“I’m relieved and thankful that these two men were wearing their life jackets because we could be looking at a very different scenario today,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.
The sheriff also issued a reminder to the public: “Remember to always check the weather, wear a life jacket and of course, never drink and boat.”
“With summer right around the corner, I also want to take this time to remind all boaters to make sure your vessel is up to standards before you and your loved ones enjoy our beautiful waterways. Safe boating is the only way to truly enjoy the perks of living and visiting Tampa Bay.”