U.S. COAST GUARD & FWC RESPOND TO A BOAT CRASH INTO MANGROVES IN NORTH KEY LARGO

A 21-foot boat runs aground in the mangroves in North Key Largo on Saturday afternoon. U.S. COAST GUARD/Via Facebook

A 21-foot boat with two people aboard ran aground on Saturday afternoon in North Key Largo, according to the U.S. Coast Guard Southeast. The two people on the boat were rescued by a crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada. No injuries were reported at the time. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation officers were also on scene, according to a Facebook post by the U.S. Coast Guard.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Jim McCarthy is a Western New Yorkers who escaped the snow and frigid temperatures for warm living by the water. A former crime & court reporter and city editor for two Western New York newspapers, Jim has been honing his craft since he graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2014. In his 3-plus years in the Keys, Jim has enjoyed connecting with the community. “One of my college professors would always preach to be curious,” he said. “Behind every person is a story that’s unique to them, and one worth telling. As writers, we are the ones who paint the pictures in the readers minds of the emotions, the struggles and the triumphs.” Jim is past president of the Key Largo Sunset Rotary Club, which is composed of energetic members who serve the community’s youth and older populations. Jim is a sports fanatic who loves to watch football, mixed martial arts and golf. He loves to hit the links and play some softball with his Make A Play team. He also enjoys time with family (he's expecting a little boy in October).