Dramatic marine rescue at North Hutchinson
St Lucie County 9-1-1 received a call at approximately 11:15 a.m. today. The call reported an overturned boat off of Pepper Park Beach on North Hutchinson Island. Within two minutes, all three Sheriff’s Office Marine Units and the Aviation Unit were on scene.
An 18-20 foot boat was found overturned about 200 yards off the beach and four adults were holding on to it in the water.
All four were unharmed and pulled to safety.
They were subsequently transferred to a U. S. Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce vessel and transported to a local boat ramp.