Two men and a woman were rescued Wednesday morning after their boat capsized in the area of Alligator Light, about four miles off Islamorada on the oceanside.
The U.S. Coast Guard says it received a call about 9:30 a.m. from someone who reported seeing a red flare in the area. Coast Guard Station Islamorada sent a boat crew out and rescued the three from the 18-foot recreational vessel. No one was injured.
The Coast Guard said a commercial salvage company was on the scene to save the boat.
Adam Futterman, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Key West, says the weather service's closest monitoring station to Alligator Light is at Molasses Reef, about 18 miles to the northeast.
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At Molasses at 9 a.m., winds were from the southeast at 22 knots, gusting to 25. A small-craft advisory was in effect at 4:30 a.m. and seas were two to four feet, with rough nearshore waters.