Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat capsizes west of Anna Maria Island

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on June 2, 2014 

Four men were rescued by the Coast Guard on Sunday after their 28-foot boat capsized around 23 miles west o Anna Maria Island. (Courtesy, Coast Guard)

From Bay News 9

CORTEZ -- The Coast Guard says it rescued four men from the Gulf of Mexico after their boat capsized some 23 miles west of Anna Maria Island on Sunday.

After the men radioed to report that their 28-foot boat was taking on water, communications was lost, and Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast.

A 45-foot response boat from the Coast Guard's Cortez station and an NH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Clearwater were dispatched to search for the men.

The response boat crew found the boat capsized and the four men in the water, clinging to the hull. All were rescued and returned to the shore, the Coast Guard said.

No injuries were reported. The men have not been identified.

Bradenton Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service