Three rescued from capsized boat

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Three people who braved strong winds off Florida’s Cedar Key on Sunday afternoon to go sailing were pulled from the water 11 hours later after rescuers found them clinging to their overturned boat.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the boaters, ages 53, 40, and 16, had sailed into the Gulf on a 16-foot fiberglass catamaran.

A small-craft advisory had been issued by the National Weather Service on Sunday, meaning that winds had reached 20 to 33 knots and seas were at or above 7 feet, said Todd Barron, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Ruskin.

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