Gulfport Police Department
Media Release

  Chief of Police                                   Public Information Officer
Robert A. Vincent   Sgt. Thomas Woodman
  (727)893-1049                                           (727)893-1051
Gulfport Marine Unit Assists Stranded Vessel

Members of the Gulfport Police Department's marine unit assisted a person in distress today. The PD received a call reference a person stranded on their vessel in the Boca Ciega Bay. There was a small craft advisory in place and the winds were gusting at over 30 MPH creating very rough seas. The vessel was a 16' Boston Whaler and experienced engine trouble, which led to the need for assistance. The police boat was deployed and used for the rescue of the operator in distress. There were no injuries.