Coast Guard Rescues Three

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – A Coast Guard rescue crew saved three men and their boat today after their vessel began to take on water approximately 13-miles east of Port Canaveral today at 7:28 a.m.

Chad Younggreen, 30, of Apopka, Fla., was piloting his 22-foot recreational fishing vessel with Anthony Hurd, 36, of Orlando and Charles Hurd, 32, of Winter Park, Fla., when the vessel’s outboard motor began having mechanical problems and the vessel started to take on water.

The three called the Coast Guard for help because their vessel was taking on water fast. Rescue coordinators from Sector Jacksonville, Fla., launched a rescue boat from Station Port Canaveral and a rescue helicopter from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., to assist foundering vessel.

The rescue crew from Station Port Canaveral arrived at the vessel’s position first and began dewatering the vessel using a dewatering pump. The helicopter crew turned back once the rescue boat crew got the flooding under control.

With the vessel safe from sinking, the rescue boat crew towed the 22-foot vessel with the three men aboard to Sunrise Marina in Port Canaveral.

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