Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 25 miles east of Port Canaveral

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters Sunday 25 miles east of Port Canaveral.

Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a distress alert from a personal locating beacon at 10:30 a.m.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew in the area diverted and located an abandoned vessel at 12:30 p.m. The aircrew expanded their search pattern and located four boaters in the water at 12:35 p.m. The aircrew directed a Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to the boaters.

Two adults and two children were rescued and taken to Station Port Canaveral. All boaters were wearing life jackets.

There were no reported injuries.

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