Coast Guard Rescues Five From Capsized Boat Off of the Florida Keys

Elias Hubbard
July 18, 2017

A 32-foot boot containing five people caught fire off Cape Cod on Sunday morning, prompting a successful rescue effort by a good Samaritan, NECN reports.

Crews arrived on scene about 15 minutes and immediately located the missing mother and daughter, who were with a member of the Baldhead Island Ocean Rescue team. The member launched from the beach on a personal water craft (PWC).

The Coast Guard says the four were clinging to the vessel's hull and only two were wearing life jackets when rescued Sunday off the lakeshore community of Fox Point north of Milwaukee. All three people were thrown into the water.

The Coast Guard received a radio call about 10 a.m. from the Samaritan, reporting the fire and saying that "he rescued the people who were aboard", the agency said in a statement. The boat made it back to the Bald Head Island Marina around 6 p.m. "We have seen many cases already this summer where swimmers have been swept out to sea".

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