Coast Guard rescues 3 people and a dog from capsized boat

MIAMI -- A Cost Guard boatcrew rescued three people and a dog from their capsized vessel near Barn Sound, Florida on Sunday.

When crewmembers arrived, the Coast Guard says they found the capsized boaters on top of the hull of their 21-foot motor vessel. None of them appeared to be wearing life jackets, according to the Coast Guard.

They were taken to Key Largo. There are no reports of injuries.

TheCoast Guard strongly urges all boaters to equip their boats with life jackets, a VHF-FMradio and the appropriate navigational charts. Boaters are also stronglyencouraged to take a boating safety course and filea float plan before going out on the water.

For morecomplete information on safe boating, please visit To learn how to geta free vessel-safety inspection from the Coast Guard Auxiliary, please visit


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