MADEIRA BEACH — Two wildlife officers on marine patrol plucked a man who lost control of his personal watercraft out of the current Sunday afternoon.
Naser Rifki Kayed had rented the craft and was operating it near John's Pass, said a Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission spokesman.
Winds and the outgoing tide created waves that overturned the craft and tossed Kayed into the water.
Because of the rough conditions, he was not able to right the craft and get back on it, the commission said. Two commission officers, Craig Baker and Tom Enos, were on water patrol when they saw Kayed struggling in the current. They pulled him into their boat and took him ashore.
The agency's spokesman said Kayed was scared but uninjured.