- Antonio Fins Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
As President Donald Trump prepares to wrap up his holiday visit, it’ s been a busy day at the Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, which Trump visited on Thanksgiving Day.
In separate incidents near Lake Worth Inlet this morning, Coast Guard crews medevaced two individuals from commercial dive boats.
In the first case, a 40-year-old man was assisted from the dive boat Sandy’s. The Coast Guard said it responded after receiving a call for help around 9 a.m. from the boat’s captain, who reported a passenger was having “difficulty breathing after resurfacing from a dive,” a statement said.
Two hours later, the Coast Guard was again out near Lake Worth Inlet, this time responding to a call from the dive boat Deep Obsession saying a passenger had suffered a laceration on the back of her knee.
Coast Guard crews medevaced a woman to shore, where she received medical attention.
On Thursday, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, based in Riviera Beach.
Earlier that day, Trump had tweeted:
My great honor to join our incredible men and women of the @USCG, at the Lake Worth Inlet Station, in Riviera Beach, Florida today!
The first lady also tweeted her thanks to the Coast Guard station’s service members.
“Thrilled to spend part of our Thanksgiving w the local Coast Guard station in Florida. Thank you to all members of the military who keep us safe!”