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2 people rescued after boat capsizes near Fort Pierce Inlet

Published: May. 27, 2022 at 7:51 PM EDT
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Two boaters were rescued after their vessel capsized near the Fort Pierce Inlet, the Coast Guard said Friday.

Officials said one of the boaters contacted a Station Fort Pierce watchstander via cell phone at approximately 2:20 p.m. reporting their vessel was taking on water.

Rescue crews arrived at the scene at approximately 2:35 p.m. and brought the two boaters to the Stan Blum Boat Ramp in good health.

"It's important to remember to always wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket while taking part in activities on the water," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Mei, a boarding officer at Station Fort Pierce. "If our crew hadn't arrived on scene promptly, this case could've had a different outcome."

The Coast Guard has the following safety tips for those enjoying activities in the water.

  • Wear a life jacket
  • Take a boating safety class
  • Carry all required safety gear
  • Use your engine cut-off device
  • Have an EPIRB or PLB
  • File a float plan
  • Boat sober
  • Check the weather

For more safety tips, click here.

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