Coast Guard recovers man from water in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — A Coast Guard crew recovered a man from the water after he was ejected from his boat in Tampa Bay, Sunday.

A Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC 620) crewmember spotted a boat turning in circles and directed their rescue boat crew to investigate.

Once on scene, the rescue boat crew recovered a man from the water and were able to stop the unmanned boat with the help of Eckerd College Search and Rescue.

A crewmember aboard the cutter Resolute contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at approximately 2:36 p.m., reporting the nature of distress.

The man was released with no injuries and continued his voyage.


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