Three Boaters Rescued After Vessel Begin to Take on Water 3 Miles out of Clearwater Pass

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Photo Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs Detachment Tampa Bay

The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Saturday after their 30-foot boat took on water 3 miles west of Clearwater Pass.

At 11:15 a.m. watch standers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from the boaters stating their boat was taking on water and they were in need of emergency assistance.

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A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Station Sand Key was launched, arrived on scene and commenced dewatering operations. After stabilizing the flooding, the Sand Key boat crew placed the 30-foot boat in tow and transported the boaters and the boat to Largo Intercoastal Marina.

There were no reported injuries

Marine units from Clearwater Fire & Rescue, Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife were also dispatched to assist with the incident.

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