3 People rescued after boat capsizes off Boynton

3 People rescued after boat capsizes off Boynton

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Three people are expected to be okay after their boat capsized off the Boynton inlet.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, crews reported a boat about 200 yards offshore had capsized with 3 boaters in the water.

The boaters were able to drift and swim close enough to shore for rescuers to bring them to safety.

Witnesses say the situation could have been a lot worse. They say a cooler saved one boater's life.

Steven Timmins watched the scene unfold. "It was sickening to watch thinking that that guy was definitely going to drown and the other guy kicked the cooler lid over just in time as he looked like he was about to give up and his arm just flopped over," he said.

A Fire Rescue spokesperson says one boater was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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