9 people rescued from capsized vessel east of Miami

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., rescued nine people clinging to a hull seven nautical miles east of Miami, early Wednesday morning.

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 Station Miami Beach and an MH-65 helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami to respond.

The boatcrew arrived on scene, approximately seven miles east of Government Cut and recovered nine people from the water who were clinging to the hull of the overturned vessel. One of the survivors was medically evacuated to Station Miami Beach where emergency medical services awaited.

A Miami Sheriff’s Office air asset is searching alongside the Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Miami for more survivors.

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