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Singer Sean Kingston Meets With Couple Who Rescued Him

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Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class John Rivera from Air Station Miami talks to R&B artist Sean Kingston at his house in Miami Beach on Aug. 3, 2011 about the rescue. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal.)

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class John Rivera from Air Station Miami talks to R&B artist Sean Kingston at his house in Miami Beach on Aug. 3, 2011 about the rescue. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal.)

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MIAMI  (CBS4)- Singer Sean Kingston met with the man and woman who were critical in his rescue after his personal watercraft crashed into the Palm Island Bridge in Key Biscayne during the Memorial Day weekend.

Kingston met with Coast Guard Petty Officer John Rivera and his wife Carmen Rivera Wednesday for the first time at his house in Miami Beach since the crash.

Rivera was off duty on his personal boat near the bridge on May 29 and saw Kingston go under water after he struck the bridge on his personal watercraft. Rivera immediately jumped in and kept him afloat until additional help arrived.

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Carmen Rivera, spouse of Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class John Rivera, hugs Sean Kingston at his house in Miami Beachas they reunite for the first time. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard / Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal)

Kingston’s mother, Janice Turner, also met with the couple and hugged and thanked them for rescuing her son.

Kingston was released from the hospital on June 22.

Shortly after, Kingston posted a message on his Twitter account which said “Feeling a lot better! GOD IS GREAT! Thanks for all the prayers and support! Love you ALL!”

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Janice Turner, Sean Kingston's mother, hugs Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class John Rivera. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal)

The singer famous for his 2007 hit “Beautiful Girls” has been hospitalized in Miami since the May 29 crash. Kingston was stabilized and moved to the intensive care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital one day after the crash.

His self-titled debut album sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

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