Coast Guard, partner agency search for people in water near Caesar’s Creek

A capsized 20-foot boat floats in the water near Caesar's Creek, Florida, Sept. 05, 2018. After Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report of a capsized vessel, a Coast Guard Station Miami 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew, Coast Guard Marine Safety Security Team 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew, Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, and a Biscayne National Park Service diver arrived on scene to search for people in the water. (Coast Guard Photo)

A capsized 20-foot boat floats in the water near Caesar’s Creek, Florida, Sept. 05, 2018. (Coast Guard Photo)

MIAMI — The Coast Guard and the Biscayne National Park Service are searching for possible people in the water Wednesday after a boat capsized near Caesar’s Creek.

Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan of a capsized 20-foot vessel at approximately 3:22 p.m. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Miami 45-foot Response Boat—Medium crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to search. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Security Team Miami 25-foot Response Boat—Small crew and a Biscayne National Park Service diver are also assisting in the search.

Upon reaching the scene, the MSST discovered a floating, empty flare box while the diver found fishing gear, a cooler and a fresh chum bag underneath the vessel.

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