Coast Guard rescues 4 from water off Miami Beach

MIAMI (WSVN) - U.S. Coast Guard crews came to the rescue of four men who ended up in the water after their boat began to sink near Miami Beach, Thursday afternoon.

The Coast Guard Station Miami Beach received a call just after 12:30 p.m. reporting a 15-foot pleasure boat was taking on water in the area of Card Sound.

Rescue crews arrived at the scene on at least two boats at around 1 p.m. They pulled four people from the water, who were all wearing life jackets.

7Skyforce HD hovered above the boat as SeaTow Miami arrived on scene, took the vessel in tow and transferred the survivors to Watson Island.

No injuries or medical concerns were reported as a result of this incident.

7News cameras captured the boaters arriving on dry land. “We are all OK,” said one of the boaters. The boat’s OK, we are OK. There’s no problems here. That’s it.”

The boaters declined to go into detail as to what may have caused the boat to start sinking.

They later got into a car that arrived to pick them up. Before they left, they said they got a U-Haul and a tow truck, and they were were able to remove the boat from the water and take it with them.

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