Coast Guard: Boats collide in Florida, 2 lifeless, 10 rescued

MIAMI (AP) — Two individuals have been killed and 10 others needed to be rescued when their boats collided at night time close to Key Biscayne in South Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard and native authorities say.

The Coast Guard mentioned an individual concerned within the collision notified the company of the crash round 10:30 p.m. Friday night time.

Two our bodies have been recovered within the ensuing rescue operation, one by the Coast Guard Station Miami Seashore and one other by Miami-Dade Fireplace Rescue, officers mentioned. The Coast Guard mentioned in an announcement that one in all its air crews in an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter performed a key function within the emergency response.

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A rescue swimmer additionally was despatched to help two critically injured individuals, one in all whom was transferred to Jackson Memorial Medical Middle for care. 9 different survivors have been despatched to a different hospital for therapy, authorities mentioned. Their names weren’t launched.

“On behalf of the Coast Guard and our companion companies, we’d like to supply our sincerest condolences to the households and buddies who misplaced their family members,” mentioned Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Tuxhorn, Coast Guard Sector Miami search-and-rescue mission coordinator.

He mentioned the Coast Guard and native first responders labored exhaustively on the search and rescue.

The collision is below investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee.


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