2 More Boats Capsize At Sebastian Inlet

Deputies rescue five people after two boats capsize near Sebastian Inlet.
Deputies rescue five people after two boats capsize near Sebastian Inlet. (Photo: Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

SEBASTIAN – Waters off the coast of the Sebastian Inlet caused 2 more boats to capsize today before 12 p.m.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Sebastian Inlet and rescued five people that were in the water.

Lt. Thom Raulen, of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, said aviation, marine and patrol units helped rescue the people who were in the water.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the incident.

On Thursday, deputies responded to the Sebastian Inlet after three boaters were in the water after their vessel sank about 1/2 mile offshore.

Here’s a video of today’s rescue.

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Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.