Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat capsizes near Homosassa

A 26-foot boat sits capsized 26-miles west of Homosassa, Florida, Saturday, March 30, 2019. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Mh-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued four people from the capsized boat. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Levi G. Mcfarland)

A 26-foot boat sits capsized 26-miles west of Homosassa, Florida, Saturday, March 30, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Levi G. Mcfarland)

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Saturday after their 26-foot boat capsized 35 miles west of Homosassa.

Rescued were Inverness natives Brittany Thompson, 34, and Brian Thompson, 35. Also rescued were Joanna Fraser, 42, and Lincoln Fraser, 44.

At 11:29 a.m. Coast Guard Seventh District watchstanders received a call from the International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center reporting a personal locator beacon had been activated.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched and located four people in the water without life jackets clinging to their overturned boat. The helicopter crew hoisted the boaters and transported them to the air station where EMS awaited.

A 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown and the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican (WPB-87327) were also launched to assist.


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