Coast Guard crew rescues 6 adults, 3 children near Cape Coral Bridge

Cape Disappointment 29-foot Response Boat SmallFORT MYERS, Fla. — A Coast Guard crew rescued six adults and three children from a 25-foot recreational boat taking on water in the vicinity of the Cape Coral Bridge, Sunday

A member of Seatow Fort Myers contacted Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach at 4:15 p.m., reporting the incident and stated the owner of the boat was requesting Coast Guard assistance

A 29-foot Response Boat — Small II crew from the station arrived on scene, removed the people from the vessel, assisted the owner in dewatering the vessel and towed it to Everest Park Marina

There were no injuries reported

“Boating season is upon us, and when you’re on the water, anything can happen,” said Chief Warrant Officer Bob Swanson, a search and rescue coordinator at the sector. “We strongly recommend contacting your local Coast Guard Auxiliary for a free vessel safety check, file a float plan and wear your life jackets in case you find yourself in a deteriorating situation.

In addition, the Coast Guard unveiled a new smartphone app, CG Mobile, which provides mariners with boating safety information, including float plans, safety equipment, weather and safety checks. For more informations of CG Mobile please click here.

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