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Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after their boat started sinking

Posted at 5:24 PM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 18:21:25-04

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters on Sunday after their boat started sinking.

Officials said St. Pete watchstanders received a call stating a boat was sinking near Bean Point.

A response boat along with a Manatee County Sheriff's Office marine unit crew arrived on the scene and saw the two boaters' sinking boat.

The boat arranged with commercial salvage services for salvage operations.

The Coast Guard crew safely transported two passengers.