Florida Keys

A boat with a woman and 3 children, including a toddler, capsized in the Florida Keys

The capsized catamaran that had one adult and three children Saturday evening
The capsized catamaran that had one adult and three children Saturday evening U.S. Coast Guard

A Good Samaritan responding to a U.S. Coast Guard alert got a woman and three children out of waters near Sombero Key Saturday after their catamaran capsized.

The Coast Guard said Key West watchstanders got a report of a 20-foot capsized boat with four people aboard near Sombrero Key and sent out an Urgent Marine Safety Information Broadcast. That drew a Good Samaritan, who pulled the foursome — Marvelynn Bass, 51; Josh Owens, 14; Amber Owens, 12; and Martin Bowens, 2 — out of the water. All wore their life jackets.

A Coast Guard Special Purpose Craft from Marathon arrived to take the four to the Key West station. None had injuries, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard rescued 12 people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana, Saturday, July 13 as Hurricane Barry made its way on the Coast. The video shows a man and a dog being airlifted from a flooded home.

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