Crews from Coast Guard Station Islamorada saved nine people from a sinking boat off Plantation Key Thursday afternoon.
According to Station Islamorada, the 19-foot rental vessel sank around 4 p.m. at Hens and Chickens Reef, a shallow coral reef popular with snorkelers.
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The Coast Guard crew members were able to get all the passengers, who were on a snorkeling excursion, on board a patrol boat without injuries.
The boat was anchored when it began taking on water, and some of the passengers started jumping in the water, according to Station Islamorada.