4 fishermen rescued from capsized boat off Government Cut

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor , Neki Mohan - Anchor/Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Four fishermen were rescued Tuesday morning from their capsized boat off Government Cut, authorities said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said the men were about a mile and a half off Government Cut when their boat began taking on water for an unknown reason.

"The water got inside the boat and the boat started sinking, and then, you know, we called 911. The guys were there in like 10 or 15 minutes," one of the fishermen, Miguel Llano, said.  

The U.S. Coast Guard and Miami Fire Rescue crews assisted a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boat in retrieving the men.

"We got the call about 8 a.m. this morning of a vessel taking on water just outside of Government Cut," Rob Johnson of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said. "We responded along with Coast Guard, and so did Miami Fire Rescue, and we were able to execute a transfer of four persons who were on the overturned vessel 1.5 miles east of Government Cut."

Authorities said there was a small advisory for boaters Tuesday morning and waves were high in the area. 

The fireboat took the men to Jungle Island Marina.

No injuries were reported. 

 

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