Coast Guard Searching for Person in Water

GORDON’S PASS, Fla. – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water about 10-nautical-miles west of Gordon’s Pass, Fla., after two people were recovered earlier today.

The Coast Guard received a call from a Good Samaritan at about 12:45 p.m. today stating that he had pulled someone from the water near Gordon’s Pass. The survivor reported that he was in a 34-foot, white and yellow vessel with two other people aboard when it capsized three days ago near Gordon’s Pass. Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach immediately launched a 33-foot rescue boat to search for the missing boaters.

The Coast Guard rescue crew arrived on scene at about 1:30 p.m., found one of the missing boaters and pulled him from the water.

Both men were wearing life jackets. Capri Fire and Rescue brought the two survivors to Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla.

Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, Air Station Clearwater and Air Station Miami, along with crews from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, are searching the area for the third missing boater.

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