• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rican Coast Guard rescues U.S. tourists adrift at sea near Quepos

March 14, 2017

Costa Rican Coast Guard officials rescued a trio of U.S. boaters in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Quepos after the tourists’ boat went adrift Tuesday morning.

According to a press release from the Public Security Ministry, the coast guard patrol was alerted to an emergency situation where a boat with an apparently damaged engine was being carried off by the ocean tide. Authorities found the boat with the three men aboard just kilometers from the coast of Quepos, a popular fishing spot for tourists just north of Costa Rica’s famous Manuel Antonio National Park.

The tourists aboard the stranded ship were identified as U.S. citizens Charles Dunn, James Kim, and Jae Shin.

The men told authorities that the engine turned off near the Palo Seco inlet just north of Quepos, and that they then spent various hours adrift before being rescued.

No injuries were reported as all men were successfully transported back to Quepos and given water.

Weeks ago, a U.S. kayaker was rescued by Costa Rican Coast Guard officials in the Pacific waters near Playa Conchal in Guanacaste province.

You may be interested

Costa Rica, IMF reach agreement in principle for $1.75 billion loan
Costa Rica
1215 views
Costa Rica
1215 views

Costa Rica, IMF reach agreement in principle for $1.75 billion loan

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 22, 2021

Costa Rica has reached an agreement in principle with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $1.75 billion loan. Before…

10 tax tips for U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica in 2021
Advertorial
15 views
Advertorial
15 views

10 tax tips for U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica in 2021

Bright!Tax - January 22, 2021

Allyson Lindsey, Managing CPA and Partner at Bright!Tax, a leading provider of US expat tax services, provides us with some…

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support
Costa Rica
1306 views
Costa Rica
1306 views

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support

AFP - January 22, 2021

Nicaraguans who fled the government of Daniel Ortega to request asylum in Costa Rica are requesting support from the UN…