Coast Guard, good Samaritan find deceased fisherman near Hudson, Fla.

d7ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 29-year-old man was located deceased by a good Samaritan, and recovered by a Coast Guard crew eight miles west of Hudson Beach, Florida, Tuesday.

Deceased is Anthony Coffey, 29.

A 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, reovered Coffey.

William Coffey, 17, was found alive by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crews earlier today and was transported to Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at approximately 1:40 a.m., via VHF-FM channel 16 radio reporting he heard a mayday call over channel 8 of a vessel, the Miss Melody, taking water and stating they were going down.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, and crews from FWC and Pasco County Sheriff’s Office aided in the search for both men.

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