Coast Guard rescues 9 after boat overturns near Lake Worth Inlet in Florida
LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. (Tribune News Service) — Nine people were rescued from the water near the Lake Worth Inlet on Sunday after their vessel overturned, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.
The rescue effort began at about 5 p.m. Sunday after another boater contacted authorities by radio to notify them about the overturned vessel.
The stranded boaters were removed from the water by a small Coast Guard Station-Lake Worth Inlet boat, SeaTow and other boaters, and were safely returned to shore. They were reported to be in good health, and none required medical treatment, the Coast Guard reported.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
“It’s important to remember to always wear a life jacket while taking part in activities on the water,” Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Joel Hernandez said in a prepared statement. “Wearing proper protective gear could save your life.”
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