U.S. Coast Guard Launches Response Boat, Rescues Three After Distressed Vessel Takes on Water

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Coast Guard personnel safely recovered three boaters from the water with no reported injuries

A station 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched to assist the distressed boaters. The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel taking on water in the vicinity of Alligator Reef Lighthouse. (Coast Guard image)

MIAMI, FLORIDA — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel taking on water in the vicinity of Alligator Reef Lighthouse.

A Coast Guard Station Islamorada watchstander received a 911-relay call reporting a vessel taking on water near Windley Island.

A station 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched to assist the distressed boaters.

“These boaters had life jackets on when our rescue crew arrived on the scene, which tremendously help the situation and get these people safely out of the water,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kendrick Everette, a Coast Guard Sector Key West command center watchstander.

“Our crews were ready to respond to a maritime emergency like this because we train to be quickly responsive. Within the maritime domain, time is key and a quick response could make a world of a difference.”

The RB—M crew arrived on the scene and safely recovered the three boaters from the water with no reported injuries.

“These boaters had life jackets on when our rescue crew arrived on the scene, which tremendously help the situation and get these people safely out of the water,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kendrick Everette, a Coast Guard Sector Key West command center watchstander. (Coast Guard image)
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