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Coast Guard rescues 6 from capsized boat near John Pennekamp

The coast guard rescued six boaters whose vessel capsized Saturday.
The coast guard rescued six boaters whose vessel capsized Saturday. Coast Guard

A beautiful Saturday on the water turned into a Coast Guard rescue Saturday morning when a capsized vessel sent six boaters into the sea.

Someone clinging to the hull of the overturned 16-foot boat called for help, and crew from the Coast Guard station in Islamorada, as well as a helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Station Miami, came to the rescue.

Six people, three with minor injuries, were scooped from the waters near John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park around noon and sent to emergency medical services at the state park.

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