Coast Guard rescues two people from a vessel taking on water

7th Coast Guard District NewsKey West, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a vessel taking on water in the vicinity of Sand Key Light Saturday.

Search and Rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., were notified at approximately 3:15 p.m., Saturday that a 20-foot, white, center console vessel with two people aboard, taking on water and partially submerged. The cause of the initial flooding was due to the boat taking a large swell over the stern.

The Coast Guard immediately issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and dispatched a 33-foot special purpose craft-law enforcement (SPC-LE) crew from Coast Guard Station Key West.

The SPC-LE crew arrived on scene and removed the two people from the boat taking on water. Shortly there after, Tow Boat U.S., arrived on scene and embarked the two people, dewatered the boat, and took the boat in tow. The two people and the boat were taken to the Hurricane Hole Marina on Stock Island, Fla.

There were no medical concerns.

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