Coast Guard, partner agencies rescues 8 from a capsized vessel in Biscayne Bay

Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued eight people from the water Sunday in Biscayne Bay.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a 911 call at 8 p.m. Sunday reporting a capsized vessel with eight people aboard. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew.

Rescue crews with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Coral Gables Marine Patrol, Miami-Dade Fireboat, a Miami-Dade Police helicopter crew and Coral Gables Police department also deployed to assist.

The station crew arrived on scene at approximately 8:40 p.m. Sunday rescued six people and safely transferred them to Matheson Hammock Park. The Miami-Dade helicopter crew rescued one and Coral Gables Marine Patrol rescued the final boater.

All the boaters were evaluated by emergency medical services with no reported injuries.

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