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Good Samaritan, Coast Guard rescue 11 people after boat capsizes in the Mississippi Sound

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 13:01:50-04

The Coast Guard rescued five people who went into the water after their vessel capsized in Mississippi Sound Saturday.

Watchstanders in Mobile, Alabama were called about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, with a report that an unknown number of people went into the water after a vessel capsized approximately two miles south of Gulfport Harbor.

Courtesy US Coast Guard

A 45-Foot Response Boat was launched from Coast Guard Station Gulfport to rescue the people.

A good Samaritan aboard a personal watercraft rescued six of the 11 people who went into the water.

The Coast Guard boatcrew arrived on scene at 3:36 p.m., rescued the remaining five people and transported them to Station Gulfport in stable condition.

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A response boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Gulfport, Mississippi, stands with survivors they rescued from the water after the their vessel capsized offshore Gulfport Harbor Sept. 21, 2019. The boatcrew transported the five people to Station Gulfport in stable condition.