9 boaters, dog rescued from sinking vessel near Broad Causeway

Nine people and a dog were rescued Sunday afternoon after their boat began to sink near Broad Causeway, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said.

A man on the boat experienced a cardiac episode during the incident, Lay said. He was taken to a nearby hospital.

None of the other passengers, including a child, needed medical attention.

Firefighters reminded boaters in a media release to always use life vests and to check safety equipment prior to launch.



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