Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 people 2 miles south of Marathon

Two members from Coast Guard Station Marathon help dewater a 20-foot rental vessel Monday, July 30, 2018 after it began taking on water 2 miles south of Marathon. The rescue crew, along with a good Samaritan vessel, rescued two people from the rental boat with no reported injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Brandon Hunt

Two members from Coast Guard Station Marathon help dewater a 20-foot rental vessel Monday, July 30, 2018 after it began taking on water 2 miles south of Marathon. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Brandon Hunt

MIAMI — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two people Monday from a 19-foot pleasure craft taking on water 2 miles south of Marathon.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a radio call on VHF-FM channel 16 at 4:25 p.m. from a 20-foot procat rental vessel taking on water. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast.

A good Samaritan vessel responded to the UMIB, arrived on scene with the distressed vessel and embarked one person.

A Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew diverted from a patrol, arrived on scene at 4:35 p.m. and assisted dewatering the vessel.

A vessel from the rental company arrived on scene, embarked the two people with no reported injuries and took the 20-foot vessel in tow back to the rental location.

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