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Two Men Rescued from their Capsized Vessel in Biscayne Bay
US Coast Guard responded to the scene of a capsized sailboat at 3:30 AM

Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2011

 
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MIAMI - The Coast Guard rescued two men from their capsized vessel in Biscayne Bay, Fla., Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a 911 relay distress call from two men who reported they were clinging to a capsized 28-foot sailing vessel, approximately one-half mile off of Black Point Marine inside of Biscayne Bay at 2:10 a.m. Sunday.

A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RBM) boatcrew launched to search the nearby area along with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Miami, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, and National Park Service crews.

The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located the capsized vessel at 3:38 a.m. The RBM crew recovered the two men from Homestead, Fla., Alberto Leon-Corado, and Alejandro Suarez, were safely transported to Black Point Marina with no medical concerns.

Sector Miami has issued a hazard-to-navigation warning to mariners which will be broadcast until the disabled sailing vessel has been salvaged.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to always file a float plan with a friend or family member, have a VHF-FM radio and electronic indicating radio beacon on board, remain vigilant and observe safety and security zones while on the water. An electronic float plan can be filed at the following website: http://www.floatplancentral.org/

 
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