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Coast Guard Rescues Four from Overturned Boat

Coast Guard | Overturned Boat | Public Safety

No one was injured, according to Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg.

SARASOTA – The Coast Guard rescued four boaters Sunday (April 5) from an overturned 24-foot vessel eight miles off Sarasota.

A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot response boat— medium boat crew recovered two men and two women from the sinking vessel and took them to Station Cortez in Bradenton without any medical injuries or concerns.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders responded to the mayday call over channel 16 about the vessel taking on water and told them to put on their life jackets. The vessel will be recovered by commercial salvage.

“The Coast Guard remains active in ensuring safety and security on the water,” said Capt. Matt Thompson, commanding officer of Sector St. Petersburg. “Having a VHF radio on their vessel to hail the Coast Guard, and life jackets, greatly aided our efforts and improved their chances of being rescued and returned safely to their families.”

PHOTOS BY PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS AYLA HUDSON, U.S. COAST GUARD DISTRICT 7.

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