Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 1 child near Alligator Reef

A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew side tow a pleasure craft to Islamorada after the boat began taking on water near Alligator Reef Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. The station crew rescued three adults and one child. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Islamorada

A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew side tow a pleasure craft to Islamorada after the boat began taking on water near Alligator Reef Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Islamorada

MIAMI — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued three adults and one child from a vessel taking on water near Alligator Reef, Friday.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call at approximately 10:40 a.m. from a 17-foot pleasure craft reporting they were taking on water near Alligator Reef. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boatcrew to assist.

A good Samaritan vessel responded to the UMIB and arrived on scene to assist the distressed boaters. The Station Islamorada crew arrived on scene at 11:04 a.m. and safely transferred two boaters onto the SPC—LE boat, while the other two remained with the good Samaritan vessel.

The station crew and good Samaritan brought the boaters to Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada with no reported injuries.

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