U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Four Boaters 25 Miles East of Port Canaveral Sunday Afternoon
By U.S. Coast Guard, 7th District // May 28, 2017
those rescued taken to Station Port Canaveral
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BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four boaters Sunday 25 miles east of Port Canaveral on Sunday.
Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a distress alert from a personal locating beacon at 10:30 a.m.
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew in the area diverted and located an abandoned vessel at 12:30 p.m.
The aircrew expanded their search pattern and located four boaters in the water at 12:35 p.m. The aircrew directed a Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to the boaters.
Two adults and two children were rescued and taken to Station Port Canaveral. All boaters were wearing life jackets.
There were no reported injuries.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
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