Camera Captures Daring Moments During Rescue Off Boca Chita Key

November 16, 2014: Miami-Dade Fire Air Rescue North helps a man after a boat capsized near Boca Chita Key. (Source: Air Rescue North)


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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Fish and Wildlife officials said the water was choppy Sunday when a group of boaters had to be rescued off Boca Chita Key.

According to FWC’s Jorge Pino, a 23-foot MAKO capsized when a wave swamped the boat.

Three men were on board, one of them, a 72-year-old man, was in cardiac arrest when rescuers arrived.

“They were doing CPR to an elderly gentleman so we deployed a diver immediately in the water and Fireboat North 1 also deployed a swimmer,” said Lt. Ernie Capote with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. “There was a strong current and it was very choppy.

The man was taken to Mercy Hospital, but did not survive.

Rescuers used a GoPro camera to capture the moments of the rescue and his arrival at Mercy Hospital.

They were hopeful he would survive and said he had a pulse…

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