Coast Guard Rescues 5 After Boat Capsizes Off Florida Coast

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Five boaters sit on a capsized 26-foot pleasure craft while a Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet crew and good Samaritans approach the vessel to assist the boaters Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 3 miles east of Lake Worth Inlet. The Coast Guard rescue recovered all 5 boaters from the water and transferred them to awaiting emergency medical services at the Lake Park Marina near Lake Worth. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Lake Worth Inlet.)

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued five boaters Sunday 3 miles east of Lake Worth Inlet.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office at approximately 3 p.m. reporting a capsized 26-foot pleasure craft with five boaters in the water. The watchstanders directed the launch of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew to assist.

The rescue crew arrived on scene at 3:28 p.m. and recovered all five boaters from the water.

The station crew transferred the five boaters to Lake Park Marina where emergency medical services were waiting.