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Sailboat knocks out power to 30,000 Florida Keys residents

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KEY WEST, Fla. – Officials say a power outage occurred throughout the lower half of the Florida Keys when a sailboat got stuck in transmission lines.

Keys Energy Services spokesman Julio Torrado says power went out for about 30,000 customers shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The company says crews are working to restore power.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says a Marathon Fire Rescue crew was removing people from the sailboat about 10:30 a.m.

It was not immediately known whether there are any injuries.