Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen 20 miles west of Anclote River, Fla.

Two members from from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, commence dewatering operations aboard the 36-foot commercial fishing boat, Nomad, while rescuing two Tarpon Springs fishermen, 20 miles west of the Anclote River, Florida, Thursday, April 7, 2016. The fishermen and their boat were transported to shore with no reported injuries. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Chevy Sheffield)

Two members from from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, commence dewatering operations aboard the 36-foot commercial fishing boat, Nomad April 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Chevy Sheffield)

CLEARWATER, Fla.- The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen after their 36-foot boat began taking on water 20 miles west of Anclote River, Florida, Thursday.

Rescued were Michael Westfall and William Alley operating out of Tarpon Springs, Florida

At 7:53 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 reporting two people on the commercial fishing boat, Nomad, were unable to keep up with flooding water.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, were launched and arrived on scene at 8:41 a.m.

Two RB-M boat crew members were transferred to the Nomad and began dewatering operations. The crewmembers contained the flooding and determined the source to be a damaged raw water line.

The fishermen and the boat were transported to the Holiday Seafood sponge docks, Tarpon Springs, with no reported injuries.

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