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Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 25 miles east of Port Canaveral
U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/28/2017 02:13 PM EDT

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News Release
May 28, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District PA Detachment Jacksonville
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Jacksonville
Office: (904) 714-7606/7607
After Hours: (305) 318-1864

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 25 miles east of Port Canaveral

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters Sunday 25 miles east of Port Canaveral.

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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