Melbourne Police, BCSO Aviation Unit Rescue Three People After Boat Capsizes Saturday Morning

By  //  January 7, 2017

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Melbourne Police and the BCSO Aviation Unit conducted a water rescue early Saturday morning after three people were left stranded in the water after their boat capsized near the Eau Gallie Causeway.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police and the BCSO Aviation Unit conducted a water rescue early Saturday morning after three people were left stranded in the water after their boat capsized near the Eau Gallie Causeway.

According to the report by police, Melbourne Police received a 911 call at around 12:50 a.m. Saturday morning from citizens fishing from the south east side of the Eau Gallie Causeway about a situation in the Indian River.

The witnesses indicated they heard voices, yelling for help, coming from the water south of the causeway. When officers arrived at the location, they verified there were three people in the water.

The Melbourne Police Department’s rescue boat and BCSO aviation unit were called into the location and recovery of the stranded individuals. A private boat happened to be by the causeway while units were in route to the scene and located the stranded individuals.

Two adult men and one adult woman were recovered from the water and delivered to shore by rescue personnel.

According to authorities’ preliminary investigation, the boaters had taken their 12-foot boat out for a ride and reportedly struck a wave the wrong way causing the boat to overturn, dumping the three adults into the water and were left stranded in the water without life vests.

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Police say all three people appeared to be in good health and were transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

The boat has yet to be located by officials

The Melbourne Police Department is investigating this incident. If you have any information please call Crime line at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)

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ABOVE MAP: Melbourne Police and the BCSO Aviation Unit conducted a water rescue early Saturday morning after three people were left stranded in the water after their boat capsized near the Eau Gallie Causeway.


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