Family of 11 Rescued After Boat Capsizes in Tampa Bay

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) thanked local boaters who helped its marine unit to rescue a family of 11 from the waters of Tampa Bay, Florida, after their boat capsized on Sunday, June 12.

The HCSO said in a press release they received a call at 5:24 pm on Sunday reporting several people stranded in the water east of Beer Can Island with their boat capsized. The HCSO Aviation Unit surveyed the scene and found nearby boaters coming to the aid of the people in the water.

The footage, captured by the HCSO, shows the marine unit rescuing people in the water. Sheriff Chad Chronister thanked the local boaters who helped with the rescue and reminded people of the importance of life jackets and other emergency equipment. Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

Video transcript

- It's not a problem. We're going to help-- we're going to make this happen.

- Grab on to that.

- Grab on that line. Just pull yourself to the boat.

- Hold on to it. Jump off the boat.

- OK.

- Jump off?

- Yeah, come on. Get on here. Come on. Come on. I got you.

- There you go. There you go.

- Come here. Give me your hand. Give me your hand.

- Bring me up. Bring me up.

- We got you.

- We got you, bro.

- We got you.

- OK, thank you.

- All right, slide in. Take a breath.

- Same thing, sir. Yeah, you OK? There you go. All right, get out of here. Hey, look at me real quick. Is there anybody under the water?

- No.

- Everybody's out of the water? OK.

- Get In there?

- Come on. Come on over.


- I need to get you inside the boat, sir. And we'll-- then you can sit down and relax all we need to.

- Ready?

- Come on.


- Have a seat.

- You can sit right here.

- All the way on the bottom, please.

- Yes, it's very [INAUDIBLE] at the floor [INAUDIBLE] there you go. All right. [INAUDIBLE] up?

- Yep.


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