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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)
2 Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:59
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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