Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon Inlet, Fla., rescues three boaters

Coast Guard District 7 NewsNEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued three-boaters after a 22-foot recreational boat started sinking near Disappearing Island near Ponce de Leon Inlet, Thursday.

Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon in New Smyrna Beach received notification from a boater aboard the 22-foot recreational boat via cell phone that the boat was taking on water at approximately 1:15 a.m., Thursday.

A 24-foot rescue boat crew deployed and arrived on scene at approximately 1:20 a.m. Crewmembers retrieved all three boaters and transported them to Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon.

No medical concerns reported.

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