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Coast Guard says they were just training off Fort Myers Beach

Posted at 9:47 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 09:47:29-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The U.S. Coast Guard is clearing up any concern over activity off Fort Myers Beach on Tuesday.

Four in Your Corner heard from many people wondering why a coast guard helicopter was flying around the island Tuesday afternoon.

The coast guard says it was simply conducting a training exercise which involved lifting a dummy out of the water.

They say no one was ever in any danger.