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VIDEO: On board for a rescue

The Coast Guard recently rescued five boaters whose 29-foot walkaround was foundering in 9-foot swells about 15 miles east of Miami.

Click play to view the Coast Guard in action.

The May 24 incident occurred about 8 a.m. when the outboard-powered boat "lost one of its two engines, ran out of gas and became disabled," the Coast Guard said in a statement. The crew of the Miami Beach-based cutter Diamondback got to the boat about 12:30 p.m.

All five of the boaters were wearing life jackets. The boat was towed to keep it from capsizing, Lt. Emily Rose, commanding officer of the Diamondback, said.

Comments (2) Comments are closed
2 Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:59
DS
Do heavy seas increase fuel usage?
1 Thursday, 31 May 2012 22:01
David FIck
What a waste - that's not a rescue - it is a stupid use of taxpayer dollars for an idiot who ran out of gas. No news here...

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