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LCSO Marine Unit saves sinking vessel

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Posted at 8:47 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 21:02:39-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Authorities are reminding people to take precautions and stay prepared while boating this weekend.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit received a complaint call of a sinking vessel Saturday afternoon.

The vessel was located near the Sanibel Lighthouse, taking on water and trying to make it to the dock, according to LCSO.

Deputies say a pump from the LCSO vessel was able to remove most of the water and keep it afloat long enough for the owner to make it to the beach.