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Off duty firefighter rescues boaters from sinking vessel

Off duty firefighter rescues boaters from sinking vessel
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Posted at 3:15 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 15:15:54-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.  — An off duty first responder from Charlotte County Fire & EMS Marine Operations rescued boaters from a sinking boat on Friday.

Officials say the firefighter was 15 miles off the coast in the Gulf, enjoying his day off when he noticed a boater in distress.

He jumped into action and rescued the boaters, then called in the Coast Guard and the Venice Police Department.