4 people rescued near Clearwater Pass, Fla.

Southeastern Coast Guard News
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Four people were rescued by a Coast Guard crew, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and a good Samaritan after the 21-foot boat they were aboard capsized near Clearwater Pass, Sunday.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Station Sand Key watchstanders at 5:47 p.m., via VHF-FM channel 16 radio reporting they saw a vessel capsize causing four people to go into the water.

A 25-foot Response Boat — Small boatcrew from Station Sand Key arrived on scene and removed one person from the water. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office crew removed two people, and a good Samaritan removed the remaining person from the water.

All people were taken to Belleair Boat Ramp with no injuries.

Boat US towed the vessel to the boat ramp with no reports of pollution.

“All people aboard the vessel were wearing life jackets,” said Jason Morris, a search and rescue planner at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. “Due to this, we were able to rescue them quickly without the situation deteriorating.”

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