7 boaters survive 20 hours in Fla. waters; 1 dead

In this Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, Seaman Kendra Graves, right, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Femia assist EMS personnel in Marathon, Fla., with one of seven boaters rescued after treading water for around 20 hours after the boat capsized and sank. A Coast Guard news release said the rescued boaters - four rescued by the Coast Guard and three by a good Samaritan - were from a group of eight boaters whose boat sank shortly after noon Saturday, The eighth boater, an 80-year-old woman, reportedly drowned in the incident. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

October 10, 2011 2:10:50 PM PDT
Seven members of a South Florida family, including a 4-year-old girl, survived 20 hours at sea by clinging to their capsized boat and a small blue cooler after their vessel flipped during a fishing trip off the Florida Keys, officials said Monday.

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