9 boaters, dog rescued from sinking vessel near Broad Causeway

1 taken to hospital for treatment

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Nine people and a dog were rescued Sunday afternoon after their boat began to sink near Broad Causeway, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said.

A man on the boat experienced a cardiac episode during the incident, Lay said. He was taken to a nearby hospital.

None of the other passengers, including a child, needed medical attention.

Firefighters reminded boaters in a media release to always use life vests and to check safety equipment prior to launch.