Coast Guard saves 2 men after boat capsizes


MIAMI – Two men were rescued after their boat capsized near Marquesas Monday afternoon.

The two men contacted the Coast Guard when the vessel began taking on water before it capsized.

An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast was issued and a boat was launched from Station Key West to help the boaters.

The crew was able to rescue the two men, who were wearing lifejackets, from the water.

"Wearing your life jacket and equipping your vessel with a VHF radio and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) greatly improves your chances for survival during emergencies on the water," said Lt. Ricky Brooks, command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Key West.

No injuries were reported.