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Strong surge requires helicopter for rescue of Acapulco fisherman

Acapulco, Guerrero — A fisherman who was reported missing Saturday was rescued by helicopter Sunday off rocks near the cliffs of Balcones del Mar.

The man’s family reported him missing, which lead to a search for his boat. Members of the Navy located the man’s vessel and eventually the man, who managed to abandon his ship and make his way to the tip of a rocky structure where he was found.

According to the police report, the Acapulco fisherman was located around noon Sunday. His boat became caught in an area of heavy currents that dragged him out to sea. He was located on rocks in the west portion of the city where storm surge prevented his rescue by firefighters.

Instead, navy troops aboard a helicopter arrived and lowered a man and rope to the rocky cliff where the fisherman was located. Both were returned safely to land.

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