Cocoa Police Rescue Six People, Including Three Children From Sinking Boat in Stormy Lagoon
By Space Coast Daily // April 15, 2018
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ABOVE VIDEO: According to the Cocoa Police Department, six people, including three children had to be rescued from a sinking boat in the Indian River Lagoon Sunday afternoon during stormy conditions. (CPD video)
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA FLORIDA– Six people, including three children had to be rescued from a sinking boat in the Indian River Lagoon Sunday afternoon during stormy conditions.
According to the Coco police, At 2:48 p.m. emergency dispatchers received a 911 call in which the caller reported they were in a 16-foot Jon boat and taking on water.
Officers immediately responded and began to search the waterway. The boat was located in the middle of the channel adrift between State Road 520 and State Road 528.
The motor lost power during rough conditions and the boat began taking on water, and Cocoa Police Sgt. Matt Turner and Lt. Jeremy Ondo deployed the police boat and headed toward the sinking boat.
Several citizens in the area also responded with a jet ski and a pontoon boat. The operator of the jet ski pulled two juveniles off the boat and took them safely to shore.
Florida Fish and Wildlife officers also responded and took care of the other occupants of the sinking boat. All were accounted for and none were injured.
The boat was towed to a safe location. FWC will investigate the incident.
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