3 PEOPLE RESCUED AFTER BOAT SINKS IN KEY LARGO, FLORIDA

Three people hold onto their 24-foot vessel that capsized in North Key Largo on Sunday, June 26. All three people were rescued from the water by a U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew and had no reported medical concerns. U.S. COAST GUARD/Contributed

A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew rescued three people last Sunday after their 24-foot vessel sank near Angelfish Creek in North Key Largo.

According to the Coast Guard, a person aboard the 24-foot vessel contacted a Coast Guard Station Islamorada watch stander via cellphone at 5:58 p.m. stating their vessel was taking on water near Carysfort Lighthouse. 

The Coast Guard arrived and found three people with life jackets clinging onto the capsized vessel. The people were transferred to Gilbert’s Marina. All three people were wearing life jackets. No injuries were reported.

“It is important that mariners have adequate life jackets, flares, and the required safety gear,” said Adam Graham, Coast Guard Sector Key West search and rescue watchstander. “It is also important to have a working VHF-FM radio because a cell phone doesn’t always work.”

A commercial salvage company recovered the vessel.

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