U.S. Coast Guard rescue father and son

CLEWISTON, FL (WFLX) - The US Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife have finished a successful search and rescue mission on the South side of Lake Okeechobee.

A 17 foot boat carrying a father and teenage son overturned earlier Monday, and a good samaritan notified authorities.

The boat had launched from the Clewiston Marina. The father and son were found by a US Coast Guard helicopter and gave a thumbs up as a sign that they were ok.

The pair are being transported to Belle Glade hospital as a precaution.