Coast Guard Tranports Man After Vessel Capsizes, One Still Missing

MIAMI – Coast Guard rescue crews as well as crews from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for one of two men who were on board a vessel that capsized near Fowey Rocks, Fla. at about 12:15 p.m. today.

Searching for the missing passenger are a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Miami as well as crews from a 41-foot utility boat and a 33-foot SPL-LE boat from Station Miami Beach.

One of the passengers from the capsized vessel was rescued by a Good Samaritan. The rescued man was transported by a Coast Guard 33-foot boat from Station Miami Beach to Mercy Hospital in Miami. The man was reported to be suffering from shock and hypothermia.

The rescued man reported the other passenger was last seen in the water and without a lifejacket.

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