On Saturday, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue saved three individuals when a 23-foot boat flipped over near the Jupiter Inlet.
Around 12:25, PBCFR teams, along with County Parks and Recreation Ocean Rescue, Jupiter Police Department, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Eagle helicopter, and the U.S. Coast Guard, rushed to Dubois Park in response to the emergency in open water.
Three individuals were saved after a 23-foot boat flipped over and sank near the Jupiter Inlet, as reported by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue on Saturday.
Around 12:25, emergency units from PBCFR, along with support from County Parks and Recreation Ocean Rescue, Jupiter Police Department, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Eagle helicopter, and the U.S. Coast Guard, rushed to Dubois Park in response to a reported incident in open water.
PBCFR employed Jet-skis from Station 18 in Jupiter, along with Ocean Rescue, to locate the individuals in the water and assist in stabilizing the vessel, as stated in a statement from PBCFR provided to WPTV.
The trio was safely taken out of the water and brought to the docks at Dubois Park. No one required hospitalization, according to PBCFR.
Kelley Hall shared a video of the incident where the boat capsized.
WPTV’s reporter Cassandra Driver interviewed Bill Dance, who mentioned he was fishing on the dock at the time of the incident.
“First I see them. I’m like OK they don’t know what they’re doing. They’re heading straight out, then they started heading southeast a little bit and I’m like all right they might know something. Next thing I know, lifeguard was out there. They had the chopper out.”