Coast Guard rescues more than 180 people from overloaded sailboat off Florida Keys

The US Coast Guard said more than 180 people were rescued from an overloaded and unsafe sailboat off the Florida Keys.

At 5 a.m. Monday, a Good Samaritan reported the incident to the Coast Guard’s 7th District Rodriguez Tweeted, The Coast Guard and others responded, battling challenging weather and rough seas to safely extract what they initially said were 22 people from the sailboat.

More than 100 people were rescued from the sailboat before it hit a sandbar south of Whale Harbor, at which point the Coast Guard tweeted that there were reports of people in the water.

Coast Guard on Tuesday clarified It rescued a total of over 180 people from the sailboat.

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