MIAMI — The Coast Guard, with the help of a good Samaritan, rescued five people from the water Saturday approximately four miles east of Lower Boynton Beach, Florida.
Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report at approximately 9:24 a.m. of a 31-foot pleasure craft with five people aboard rapidly taking on water.
Watchstander launched an Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to the scene and a Station Lake Worth Inlet also launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew. Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission also responded.
A good Samaritan aboard the sailing vessel Palm Breeze arrived on scene and retrieved the five people from the water. The boat was completely submerged. The good Samaritan transferred the people to the Lake Worth Inlet boatcrew who took them back to the station.
Photo and video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray