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4 boaters who went missing off Key West rescued by Coast Guard

KEY WEST, Fla. -- The United States Coast Guard rescued four boaters a day after they failed to return home from a snorkeling trip off Key West.

A concerned family member contacted the Coast Guard last night after David Thompson, 48, Adam Kelley, 28, Joshua Thompson, 15, and Evan Thompson, 11, did not return from their trip, CBS affiliate WPEC reported.

The Coast Guard reports on social media that a rescue crew reached the missing vessel around 5 p.m. Wednesday, about 40 miles northwest of Key West.

All four people onboard were reportedly in good health. A Coast Guard plane spotted the boat earlier Wednesday following a search that covered nearly 4,000 square miles by air and sea.

The Coast Guard previously reported that the boaters left Banana Bay Resort in a 25-foot boat on Tuesday for a snorkeling trip about six miles north of Key West.

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