Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters west of Clearwater Pass

A Coast Guard Station Sand Key 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew assists three people aboard a 22-foot boat 6 miles west of Clearwater Pass, Florida, Saturday, April 13, 2019. The Sand Key boat crew used a dewatering pump aboard the 22-foot boat, Snow Plow, after the boat started taking on water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Weiland)

A Coast Guard Station Sand Key boat crew assists three people aboard a 22-foot boat 6 miles west of Clearwater Pass, Florida, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Weiland)

CLEARWATER, Fla. —The Coast Guard rescued three people Saturday after a boat took on water 6 miles west of Clearwater Pass.

At 10:27 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF FM marine band radio channel 16 from three people aboard a 22-foot boat, the Snow Plow, stating the boat was taking on water.

A Coast Guard Station Sand Key 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched, arrived on scene and used a dewatering pump to control the water. The boat crew escorted the Snow Plow to Belleair Causeway Boat Ramp. There were no reported injuries.

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