Coast Guard assists two boaters in distress

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard assisted two people after their 22-foot Larson pleasure craft began to take on water in the vicinity of the Caloosahatchee River near Tarpon Point, Fla., Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a distress call relayed from Sea Tow at 6:15 p.m., from a man and woman stating that their boat was taking on water and that they were in need of assistance.

Station Fort Myers Beach launched a 33-foot response boat crew to the scene.

At approximately 6:35 p.m., Coast Guard crewmembers arrived and were able to assist in dewatering the pleasure craft and tow it back to the owners boat lift in the Bimini Canal.

No injuries were reported.

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