Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat takes on water west of Hudson Beach

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, rescued two people after a 19-foot boat took on water 12 miles west of Hudson Beach, Florida, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. The two people were transferred to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office boat with no reported injuries. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, rescued two people after a 19-foot boat took on water 12 miles west of Hudson Beach, Florida, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

SAND KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday after a 19-foot boat took on water 12 miles west of Hudson Beach.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers were notified at 3:15 p.m. from a 911 transfer call from Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched. The RB-M boat crew arrived on scene, embarked the two people and transferred them to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office marine unit.

No injuries were reported.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also responded.

“We want to remind boaters to check weather reports and listen to Coast Guard weather broadcasts before going out on the water,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Philip Lengyel, an operations specialist at Sector St. Petersburg. “Thankfully, these people had all the right safety equipment and prevented the situation from worsening.”

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