Coast Guard rescue 2 from capsized canoe in Apollo Beach, Florida

A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew rescued two people holding onto a capsized canoe in Bullfrog Creek near Apollo Beach, Florida. The survivors were transported to Williams Park Marina in Riverview, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Geary

A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew rescued two people holding onto a capsized canoe in Bullfrog Creek near Apollo Beach, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Geary

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a capsized canoe in Bullfrog Creek near Apollo Beach, Florida, Wednesday morning.

A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew arrived on scene and located two people holding onto a capsized canoe and retrieved them from the water.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a 911 notification from Hillsborough County Sheriff Office who also responded with a fireboat and salvaged the canoe. The two people and boat were safely transported to Williams Park Marina with no medical concerns.

“It was an outstanding effort between the Coast Guard and local agencies locating these two people from the capsized vessel,” said Chief Petty Officer Kris Rady, executive petty officer of Station St. Petersburg. “We were glad to see both people wearing their lifejackets, and we always encourage the public to do so for these instances.”


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