Update: Photo available: Coast Guard rescues six boaters from capsized vessel

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News Release  

July 13, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: (305) 415-6683
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Coast Guard rescues six boaters from capsized vessel

A view of a capsized vessel 10 miles northwest of Key West, Florida, on July 13, 2017, after a Coast Guard Station Key West boat crew rescued six boaters from the vessel. Editor's note: click image for high-resolution


MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued six boaters Thursday from a capsized vessel approximately 10 miles northwest of Key West.


At approximately 3:56 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received notification that a 24-foot pleasure craft with six boaters was taking on water. The watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, launched a Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.


The RBM crew arrived on scene at approximately 4:26 p.m. and recovered all six people. They were transferred to Station Key West where emergency medical services were waiting.


All boaters were reported to be in good condition and the owner of the vessel is arranging for commercial salvage.


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