One dead, five rescued after vessel sinks near Port Everglades

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester)

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MIAMI – One man was pronounced deceased after a vessel sank Wednesday with six people aboard near Port Everglades.

At approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector Miami command center watch standers received a 911 relay of a vessel taking on water near Port Everglades. The watch standers issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale. Station Fort Lauderdale arrived on scene with Broward County Sheriff’s Office, two good Samaritan vessels, and TowBoatU.S. Fort Lauderdale who recovered four people. Station Fort Lauderdale located and pulled two people from the water.

One boater recovered by TowBoatU.S. Fort Lauderdale was unresponsive, and TowBoatU.S. Fort Lauderdale crew members commenced CPR. Station Fort Lauderdale transferred two crew members to TowBoatU.S. Fort Lauderdale’s vessel to assist with CPR.

All six boaters were transferred to emergency medical services at the 15th Street boat ramp in Fort Lauderdale. The boater who recieved CPR was pronounced deceased at Broward Health Medical Center.

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