Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking tug near Aripeka, Fla

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking tug near Aripeka, Fla
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two people were rescued by the Coast Guard after the 42-foot tug boat they were aboard began taking on water 17 miles west of Aripeka, Florida, Thursday. A crewmember aboard the tug, Walter D. Johnson, contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at 4:40 a.m., via mayday call over VHF-FM channel 16. The crewemember hailed his GPS position and the name of the...