Coast Guard rescue 2 from overturned vessel off Clearwater, Florida

Coast Guard rescue 2 from overturned vessel off Clearwater, Florida. HC-130 Clearwater, MH-60 Jayhawk Clearwater.
Archive image: an HC-130 Hercules aircraft and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter sit at Airstation Clearwater, Fla., after aircrews returned from a search and rescue case, Dec. 30, 2014. The aircrews rescued three men from the water after their 27-foot fishing boat sank 23 miles west of Steinhatchee River, Fla.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Meredith A. Manning.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.​ —​ The Coast Guard rescue 2 boaters from an overturned​ 24-foot vessel 14 miles off Clearwater, Saturday.

A​ Coast​ Guard Station Sand Key 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew recovered a man and woman from the sinking vessel and took them to Clearwater City Marina without any medical injuries or concerns.

Coast Guard rescue 2 from overturned vessel off Clearwater, Florida. 45-foot Response Boat-Medium Coast Guard Station Sand Key.
Archive image: a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Fla., is shown near the station, Feb. 29, 2016. Crew members from the station are responsible for the safety and security of more than 2,000 square miles off the west coast of Florida.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders were notified by a personal location beacon that had been activated by one of the boaters. They were​ located by a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircrew. An MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew was also on scene. The vessel will be recovered by commercial salvage.

“Having a personal location beacon made a big difference in this case,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Angel Ramos, the command duty officer at Sector St. Petersburg. “Cell phones don’t always work offshore and these devices allow us to begin a search from a last known position.”

Coast Guard rescue 2 from overturned vessel off Clearwater, Florida. MH-60 Jayhawk Air Station Clearwater.
Archive image: a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, performs pre-flight checks to ensure the safety of the air craft before taking off from Great Inagua, Bahamas for a medevac, Sept. 25, 2016. Though the Jayhawk crew’s primary mission is drug interdiction in support of Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos, the crew often performs search-and-rescue missions while forward deployed.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson.

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