Toddler survives capsized boat after being found in pocket of air

COCOA, FL (WESH) For more than an hour rescuers searched for the toddler.

A family of four, including two young children, are recovering after their boat capsized in Cocoa, Florida.

Emergency crews responded to the Indian River at 10:40 p.m. Friday after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting an overturned boat.

The adults and an infant on board were quickly located. A family on another boat helped pull the victims to safety.

Rescuers stayed in the water for nearly another hour searching for a 23-month-old-girl. She was trapped underneath the overturned boat, but managed to stay afloat in a small pocket of air. Officers were able to pull her out safely.

“Thank you for saving my baby,” said Tammy Bossare, the girl’s mother. “And saving our world. I can’t imagine. I just can’t imagine.”

The child was listed in good condition and was wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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