Thirty people and one dog were rescued from the waters off Miami, Fla., on Sunday evening by multiple first response agencies and good Samaritans when a 45-foot catamaran.
There were no reports of any deaths or serious injuries, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are investigating the cause of the accident, including news reports the captain was not licensed or that the vessel was overloaded.
Charles Brennan, a pleasure boater who turned his boat around and rushed to save the overboard passengers, told CBS Local about what he saw.
“About 12 of them had PFDs. Several of them did not. Some of them looked like they could handle themselves in the water, some of them were clearly struggling,” said Brennan.