Five rescued after boat capsized three miles from Lake Worth Inlet

6:14 p.m Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 Local
Rescue of five men from capsized boat (U.S. Coast Guard)

Five men were plucked from the water Sunday afternoon after their boat capsized in the Atlantic Ocean about three miles east of the Lake Worth Inlet, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

After receiving a call about a capsized vessel from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, rescue crews at about 3:30 p.m. found the five men clinging to their 26-foot pleasure boat, officials reported. The men were taken to the Lake Park Marina where they received emergency medical treatment.

No serious injuries were reported although one man complained of a hurt foot, a Coast Guard official said. The agency will investigate the cause of the mishap.