Coast Guard rescues 8 boaters off the Florida Keys
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued eight people in separate boating incidents off the Florida Keys.
The agency said in a news release that a 20-foot (6-meter) cabin cruiser capsized near Key Colony Beach on Monday. A Coast Guard crew rescued four people from the water. No one from that boat was injured.
In the second incident, a 17-foot (5-meter) pleasure craft started taking on water about 9 miles (14.48 kilometers) off of Marathon. A Coast Guard crew rescued four people from that boat.
Coast Guard officials say in both cases the boaters had the right safety equipment to call for help.