11 Rescued After Boat Capsizes Off Florida

Palm Beach County Sheriff's dive team found one body beneath the sunken boat


 
 

| Tuesday, June 14, 2011


DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eleven people were rescued from a boat that capsized while being followed by the U.S. Coast Guard off South Florida.

Petty Officer Nick Ameen says a Coast Guard cutter began following the 25-foot boat around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday because it did not have its navigational lights on.

Ameen says the boat tried to elude authorities before stopping around 4 a.m. about a dozen miles off Delray Beach.

That's when Ameen says the crew spotted numerous people emerging from the boat's lower cabin. Then the boat capsized.

Petty Officer Krystyna Hannum says one person was taken to a hospital. The rest are being questioned aboard the cutter.

Hannum says a Palm Beach County Sheriff's dive team found one body beneath the sunken boat, which had drifted farther north.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, dive team, water rescue

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Four Killed in New Mexico Medical Plane Crash

Crash near fairgrounds claims patient and crew of three.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Texas Ambulance Involved in Crash

Odessa ambulance and car collide during response.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Las Vegas Fire, AMR Reach New Deal

Tentative agreement reached over ambulance calls.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Fire Damages Several Homes in California Earthquake

Four homes destroyed and others damaged after quake rattles Napa.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.? Scranton

JEMS Editor-in-Chief visits his hometown of Scranton, Pa.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Over 100 Injured in California Earthquake

172 patients treated at Napa hospital after 6.0-magnitude earthquake.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Numerous Rescues during Arizona Flooding

Severe flooding across the region prompted several rescues.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >