SAND KEY, Fla. --- A boater is rescued after his 21-foot boat starts to sink 21 miles west of John's Pass.
According to a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard, watchstanders in Saint Petersburg received a dispatch call via radio from the distressed boater.
A boat crew, aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, was issued and located the boater. A good Samaritan responded to the Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and helped the operator dewater the boat.
The boat was towed to the Seminole Boat Ramp.
No injuries were reported.
. @USCG and good Samaritan rescued a sinking boater near John's Pass this afternoon. Air Station Clearwater aircrew dropped a dewatering pump, and a boat crew from Station Sand Key arrived to assist the dewatering. More details here > https://t.co/Eu05DQyAE2
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— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) July 7, 2018