Florida Navy unit saves 11 people from boat on Beer Can Island in Tampa Bay

Florida police rescued eleven people from an overturned boat on the island of Beer Can in Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Hillsborough County Sheriff officials received a call at approximately 5:24 pm regarding several people trapped in the water.

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

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

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

Two sailors, however, were seen hanging from the boat.

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

Body camera footage captured two men clinging to the yellow rope to reach the police vessel.

“Bring me in, bring me in,” one of the stranded sailors shouted to the officers.

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

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

The footage captures the two victims clinging to a rope for their lives as a man asks rescuers to pull him out of the water.
The footage captures the two victims clinging to a rope as a 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 boat sinking east of Beer Can Island in Longboat Key, Florida.
A group of Good Samaritans came to the rescue when they noticed a boat sinking east of Beer Can Island in 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’

Leave a Comment