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4 Fishermen Safe After 10 Hours in Water

The boat capsized Friday night.



    4 Fishermen Safe After 10 Hours in Water

    Four fishermen were recovering Saturday after their boat capsized and they spent 10 hours in Key Biscayne waters. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo has the story. (Published Monday, March 10, 2014)

    Four fishermen are safe after they were thrown overboard from their sinking boat off Key Biscayne and spent more than 10 hours in the water, according to Miami Fire Rescue.

    The 22-foot vessel capsized Friday night at 7 p.m., officials with the U.S. Coast Guard said.

    One man swam to shore after the boat capsized and reported that there were three others missing, MFR said.

    Coast Guard officials launched a helicopter and small boat search crew to look for the other passengers. Two of the missing passengers were rescued by Good Samaritans. The third was found by fire rescue crews.

    The boaters were all wearing life jackets, according to MFR.

    "These four men are returning home to their loved ones today because they were smart, prepared and wore their life jackets," said Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Somma, Coast Guard Seventh District Public Affairs Officer, in a press release. "We cannot stress enough that emergencies on the water can happen at any moment and today's incident illustrates the need to have safety equipment on board and readily available."

    Stay with NBC6.com for updates.