Stranded boater rescued in Merritt Island

- One person is back at home safe in Brevard County after his boat capsized in the Indian River.

Investigators are now trying to figure out what caused the small catamaran sailboat to capsize near the Pineda Causeway.

Brevard County Fire Rescue officials say someone in Cocoa Beach spotted the capsized boat and called for help.

We're told Florida Fish and Wildlife got involved in the search for the boater, along with a Patrick Air force base boat and Satellite Beach Marine crews.

Fortunately, crews spotted the stranded boater on an island and were able to rescue him.
 

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