Coast Guard rescues 2 divers 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida

Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto.

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued two divers from the water 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, Saturday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted one male diver and transported him to EMS for treatment.

A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew recovered one female diver who was also transported to awaiting EMS. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders were initially notified by the third diver who managed to swim back to the anchored dive vessel.


The Coast Guard boatcrew sent over a crewmember to navigate the dive vessel with the third diver aboard back to Treasure Island Boat Club in Gulfport.


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