Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat capsizes near Aneclote Key, Fla

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four people after their 19-foot boat capsized six miles northwest of Aneclote Key.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call on VHF-FM channel 16 radio at 6:27 p.m., from a mariner reporting he was taking on water with three other people aboard his boat and was approximately 10 miles from Aneclote Key.

An MH-60 JayHawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater was launched to the scene. Moments later, watchstander received another call from the man reporting his boat had capsized and all four people were on top of the hull.

The Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene and lowered their rescue swimmer to the capsized vessel.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key arrived on scene, transferred all four people to the response boat and transported them back to the station with no medical concerns.

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