4 deceased, 11 rescued after boat capsized off the Miami coast

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI — Four people were killed and 11 people were rescued after a boat capsized off the Miami coast early Wednesday morning.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the deceased,” said Capt. Austin Gould, commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami. “This tragic case reiterates the dangers of traveling aboard an overcrowded boat at night with no safety equipment on board.”

A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale Response Boat -- Medium crew tows a vessel that capsized seven nautical miles east of Government Cut to Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., Oct. 16, 2013. The capsized vessel resulted in 11 people being rescued by the Coast Guard and four deaths. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale Response Boat — Medium crew tows a vessel that capsized seven nautical miles east of Government Cut to Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., Oct. 16, 2013.. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report at about 1 a.m. from a Miami-Dade County 911 dispatch of the capsized vessel and launched a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and an MH-65 helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami to respond.

The rescue crews arrived on scene, approximately seven miles east of Government Cut and rescued 11 people from the water. One of the survivors was medically evacuated to Station Miami Beach where emergency medical services awaited and transported him to a local hospital

The cause of capsizing is under investigation.

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2 Comments

  1. Janice Fleur says:

    I am looking for my cousin her last name was Alouidor. She was in the boat capsized off of Miami Coast and I will like to know if she is part of the 4 deceased or 11 rescued. Please advise in this critical matter. Thank you in advance.

  2. cgnews says:

    Your best place to start for this information would be the Coast Guard Public Affairs of Miami. (305) 415-6683