Three People Rescued After Boat Capsizes off Miami Beach, One in Custody

Three men were rescued after their boat capsized Thursday morning in the waters off Miami Beach, but one of them was taken into custody.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was conducting a training exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard when they responded to a distress call of a sinking boat six miles from the Haulover Inlet, officials said. 

A fire rescue boat rescued the men from the water and brought them back to shore. The three men weren't injured.

One of the men was arrested on an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license, Miami-Dade police said.

Alberto Gutierrez was one of the men rescued. He told NBC 6 in Spanish that he and his friends were in town vacation from Puerto Rico and left from Key Biscayne for a day of fishing and drinking when the boat began taking on water. 

The boat sank faster because it did not have a working water pump, officials said.

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