Coast Guard rescues 4 from water near Miami Beach

Boatcrew members from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach rescued four people from the water in the vicinity of Card Sound Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. The four people's boat began taking on water when the Coast Guard was notified and came to assist. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Miami Beach

Boatcrew members from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach rescued four people from the water in the vicinity of Card Sound Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Miami Beach

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued four people from the water off Miami Beach Thursday after their boat started taking on water.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Miami Beach received a call at approximately 12:39 p.m. reporting a 15-foot pleasure boat was taking on water in the vicinity of Card Sound. The station launched a 45-foot Response Boat—Medium boatcrew and a 33-foot Response Boat—Small boatcrew to assist.

The boatcrews arrived on scene at about 1 p.m. and rescued the four people from the water who were all wearing their life jackets.

SeaTow Miami arrived on scene and took the vessel in tow and transferred the survivors to Watson Island.

There were no reported injuries or medical concerns.

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