- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (AP) - A Brevard County helicopter squad rescued a missing central Florida boater and his dog on Lake Poinsett in central Florida.

The man was clinging onto the overturned 14-foot boat on Sunday afternoon when the rescue team found him. The dog was atop the boat.

Florida Today (https://on.flatoday.com/1tcn5zl ) reports the boater was last seen about 9 a.m. Sunday and was reported missing around 3 p.m. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office helicopter crew spotted the two in the lake near Rockledge. They say the man was exhausted after clinging to the boat for hours. He was taken to a hospital for observation.

No further details were immediately available.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), https://www.floridatoday.com

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