Five people stuck on a disabled boat in rough seas were rescued Thursday about 15 miles east of Miami Beach, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard heard about the disable boat shortly after 8 a.m. The 29-foot boat was disabled amid nine-foot swells, the coast guard said. It was out of gas and had lost one engine.
The crew of the Miami Beach-based cutter Diamondback got to the boat about 12:30 p.m.
All five people on the boast were wearing life jackets, the Coast Guard said, however the boat did not have a transmitter on board that would help locate it, also known as an emergency position-indicating radio beacon.
Lt. Emily Rose, commanding officer of the Diamondback, said in a statement that the decision was made to tow the boat to keep it from capsizing.