Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 near Blount Island

A Coast Guard Station Mayport boatcrew and good Samaritans rescue three people from the water April 23, 2018, after their vessel capsized near Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida. The Coast Guard boatcrew transferred the three people to Blount Island and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department towed their vessel to Arlington Road Boat Ramp. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Mayport)

A Coast Guard Station Mayport boatcrew and good Samaritans rescue three people from the water April 23, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Mayport)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three people from the water Monday after their vessel capsized near Blount Island.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville were notified via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 at 6:03 p.m. by a good Samaritan aboard the motor vessel Grand Mercury reporting three people in the water and a capsized 15-foot boat.

A Coast Guard Station Mayport 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew launched, arrived on scene at 6:25 p.m. and rescued one person from the water while the crew of the tugboat Sewells Point rescued two others.

The Coast Guard boatcrew transferred the three people to EMS at Blount Island and no injuries were reported. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department towed the capsized vessel to the Arlington Road Public Boat Ramp.

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