Boat capsizes off Jupiter, 2 rescued

Posted at 11:35 AM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 21:43:56-04

Two people were rescued after their boat capsized off the coast of Jupiter Thursday morning.

They were fishing at the time of the incident and about 5 miles from land.

They were transported to Dubois Park where paramedics met them.

They were evaluated by medical personnel and one was transported to a hospital.

Thor Arnold was one of those on board the boat.

He says the water was choppy when they got a few miles off shore.

"When we first got out they weren't bad, but once we got out they were like 5-6 foot. I was anchored up and when a wave hit it, it went sideways and it just went under," he said.

One of the men on board made a call to Sea Tow.

Staff there were able to alert authorities that the men were in trouble.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the U.S. Coast Guard and Jupiter Police worked together to rescue the men.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office also assisted, using its helicopter to spot the men.

PBSO deputies on marine patrol were the first to get to them. Officials say the men were clinging to the boat.