Florida Marine unit rescues 11 people from boat off Tampa Bay’s Beer Can Island

On Sunday, Florida law enforcement rescued 11 people from an overturned boat off Tampa Bay’s Beer Can Island.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officials received a call around 5:24 p.m. about several people stuck in the water.

The Hillsborough Sheriff’s Marine Unit arrived by air and sea to discover the boaters, which included men, women and children, swimming around the overturned boat.

“Almost all of the victims were wearing life jackets,” Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister said in the news release.

A group of Good Samaritans noticed the sinking boat and “came immediately” to save people from the water.

Two boaters were however seen clinging to the boat.

“Almost all of the victims were wearing life jackets,” Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister said in the news release.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’

Bodycam footage captured two men clutching the yellow rope to reach the police vessel.

“Bring me, bring me,” one of the stranded boaters shouted at officers.

Both were rescued, but one complained of chest pains and shortness of breath.

The victim was medically rushed to a local hospital, officials said.

Footage shows the two victims clinging to a rope for their dear life, as a man urges rescuers to pull him out of the water.
Footage shows the two victims clinging to a rope, as a man begs to be pulled out of the water.
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A group of Good Samaritans came to the rescue when they spotted a sinking boat east of Beer Can Island off Longboat Key, Florida.
A group of Good Samaritans came to the rescue when they spotted a sinking boat east of Beer Can Island off Longboat Key, Florida.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’
One victim was medically rushed to a local hospital, officials said.
One victim was medically rushed to a local hospital, officials said.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’

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