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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