St. Petersburg Coast Guard recognizes research crew involved in rescue of 3 people

Capt. Gregory Case, commander of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., presents a formal merit of appreciation to the crew of the research vessel Weatherbird II at the sector, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The Weatherbird II crew and a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cortez, Fla., were recognized for their heroic actions in saving three people in the water on June 20. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson)

Capt. Gregory Case presents a formal merit of appreciation to the crew of the research vessel Weatherbird II at the sector, Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg recognized the crew of the research vessel Weatherbird II for their heroism in the rescue of three people last month.

A Coast Guard award ceremony was held, which recognized the heroism of the crews involved in the June 20 rescue of three people in the water.

Good Samaritas helped rescued three people from the water between Egmont Key and Passage Key, Florida, June 20, after Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a 911 transfer call from Manatee County Sheriff’s Office of a woman stating three people from her boat were in the water and missing.

The crew of the research vessel, Weatherbird II helped rescue the missing people.

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