Man rescued after boat sinks near Black Point Marina

A man was rescued Tuesday after his boat sank near the Black Point Marina.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said rescuers received word about a boat that was taking on water near the Black Point Marina channel about 1:30 p.m.

When rescuers arrived, they found the man sitting on the side of the sunken boat, which had become grounded and was sticking out of the water.

Lay said the man wasn't able to swim to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boat because of his health and age, so rescuers swam to him and helped him to safety.

A mechanical issue apparently caused the boat to fill with water.

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