Six rescued from Gulf by Marco Island Fire/Rescue

Marco Island Fire/Rescue rescued six individuals from Gulf waters Sunday, according to a press release from Deputy Chief Chris Bryne.

The boat overturned approximately 18 miles south of Caxambas Boat Ramp. Those in distress used a cell phone to alert authorities to their situation.

Four adults and two children were pulled from the water.

Two victims were ill due to ingestion of salt water. All victims were transported by Fire/Rescue’s Boat 50 to Caxambas where they received medical evaluation. All refused transport to the hospital.

Collier County Sheriff’s Department and Ochopee Fire Department provided assistance.

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WMissow writes:

Marco Fire and Rescue,

Thank you for being there in time of need and rescuing these people from potential drowning.

You are worth every bit of funding the city pays you for and more.

August8 writes:

in response to WMissow:

Marco Fire and Rescue,

Thank you for being there in time of need and rescuing these people from potential drowning.

You are worth every bit of funding the city pays you for and more.

The outcome indicates no hospitalization, could this have been a public asist? Wonder where the Feds,state, Capri or other agencies were, 18 miles south of Marco, my?

MrBreeze writes:

Was this the "New Fire Boat" in action?

August8 writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

Was this the "New Fire Boat" in action?

You going to start with the sarcastic nonsense, hope not?

Northerner writes:

Anybody know how their boat overturned?

Oct2 writes:

I'm good friends of the owner of the boat they are not sure at this point why the boat started taking on water, Once they realized it was taking on water they called 911 and after 2 to 3 more calls and two hours latter the rescue boat arrived. Watch Fox news no night.

MrBreeze writes:

August, settle down have a dew. Just wanted to know if the new boat was used and do not need you in the question unless you know the answer which I doubt you would know anything.

August8 writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

August, settle down have a dew. Just wanted to know if the new boat was used and do not need you in the question unless you know the answer which I doubt you would know anything.

Your correct, I don't know?

gladesgator writes:

On a mildly stormy day, having lost track of a kayaker near Marco/Capri pass fire and rescue was notified - response was - can't take the boat out now the weather is too bad. Thankfully the boater was ok. What should I make of this?

gladesgator writes:

This guy was lucky to have cell coverage that far out. Did he have a vhf radio? Was the Coast Guard involved? We need to know more about this.

August8 writes:

in response to gladesgator:

On a mildly stormy day, having lost track of a kayaker near Marco/Capri pass fire and rescue was notified - response was - can't take the boat out now the weather is too bad. Thankfully the boater was ok. What should I make of this?

If they could not respond it is because the boat it not always suitable for some conditions or they would have been there !
Who was the nut on the Kayak, many are you know.

gladesgator writes:

in response to August8:

If they could not respond it is because the boat it not always suitable for some conditions or they would have been there !
Who was the nut on the Kayak, many are you know.

As I said it was a mildly stormy day and many small craft pleasure boats were out. The kayaker was an experienced careful and certified paddler who was indeed fine. The Capri fire and rescue would not head out for a simple search because of rain! Had it been a serious emergency someone could have died while a fancy new rescue boat purchased with taxpayer money hung on their dock.

August8 writes:

in response to gladesgator:

As I said it was a mildly stormy day and many small craft pleasure boats were out. The kayaker was an experienced careful and certified paddler who was indeed fine. The Capri fire and rescue would not head out for a simple search because of rain! Had it been a serious emergency someone could have died while a fancy new rescue boat purchased with taxpayer money hung on their dock.

What I would say to you, you do not have all the facts, plain and simple.If an emergency exist and fire is contacted they would respond in same manner they would if a hurricane was in progress?
Study the facts a little more I think you will find the answer and the truth.

gladesgator writes:

in response to August8:

What I would say to you, you do not have all the facts, plain and simple.If an emergency exist and fire is contacted they would respond in same manner they would if a hurricane was in progress?
Study the facts a little more I think you will find the answer and the truth.

I was a first hand observer of this situation so I had the facts clear and simple.

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