Good Samaritan helps Coast Guard save man from sinking boat

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jul 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-07 18:44:13-04

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.