11 people rescued from capsized boat near Tampa Bay’s Beer Can Island

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Florida law enforcement officials rescued eleven people from a capsized boat off Tampa Bay’s Beer Can Island on Sunday.

Hillsborough Sheriff County Officials received a call at approximately 5:24 p.m about several people stranded in the water.

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

“Almost all the victims were wearing life preservers,” Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister said in the press release.

A group of good samaritans noticed the sinking boat and “arrived immediately” to rescue people from the water.

Two boaters, however, were spotted hanging onto the boat.

“Almost all the victims were wearing life preservers,” Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister said in the press release.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff'

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

“Bring me up, bring me up,” one of the stranded boaters yelled to officers.

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

The victim was transferred as a medical emergency to a local hospital, according to officials.

Footage captures both victims clutching onto a rope for dear-life, as one man urges for rescuers to bring him out of the water.
Footage captures both victims clutching onto a rope, as one man begs to be pulled out of the water.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff'
A group of good samaritans came to the rescue when they noticed a sinking boat east of Beer Can Island off Longboat Key, Florida.
A group of good samaritans came to the rescue when they noticed a sinking boat east of Beer Can Island off Longboat Key, Florida.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff'
One victim was transferred as a medical emergency to a local hospital, according to officials.
One victim was transferred as a medical emergency to a local hospital, according to officials.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff'

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