JAN. 7, 2022 | MARTIN COUNTY–A family fishing trip near Peck Lake Reef turned frightening when their boat was hit by a large wave causing it to capsize in the St. Lucie Inlet Jan. 6 at about 3:30 p.m.
The family was located about a half-mile offshore. You can see the trio clinging to the capsized vessel when a Martin County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit arrived. The family had a personal locator beacon which gave detectives the ability to immediately nail down their coordinates and send a helicopter and marine units out for the rescue. The family was pulled to safety without injury. Fortunately, they were all wearing life vests.