More than 100 people rescued from overloaded sailing vessel before it hit sandbar in Florida Keys, Coast Guard says

More than 100 people were rescued from an overloaded sailing vessel before it hit a sandbar in the Florida Keys on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

More than 100 people were rescued from an overloaded sailing vessel before it hit a sandbar in the Florida Keys on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

A good Samaritan reported the vessel to Key West watch standers at around 5 a.m. local time, the Coast Guard’s 7th District tweeted.

Crews responded to the incident off Rodriguez Key after receiving “reports of people in the water” the tweet said.

They encountered “6-10 ft seas, 25 mph winds to safely remove the people from the vessel,” the Coast Guard said.

The rescue effort appeared to be an hourslong endeavor, with officials saying the weather and rough seas presented "a challenge."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/100-people-rescued-overloaded-sailing-vessel-hit-sandbar-florida-keys-rcna58302


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