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Coast Guard rescues 2 divers 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida

Coast Guard rescue two divers in Egmont Key
Archive image: an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater prepare the aircraft for a training flight. USCG crew members train daily to ensure they are ready for a multitude of emergency situations.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—​ The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two divers (man and woman) from the water 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, yesterday Saturday.

A Coast Guard​ Air Station Clearwater​ MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted one male diver and transported him to EMS for treatment.

A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Motor Lifeboat—Medium boatcrew recovered one female diver who was also transported to awaiting EMS.​ Coast Guard​ Sector St. Petersburg​ command center watchstanders were initially notified by the​ third diver who managed to swim back to the anchored dive vessel.​

The Coast Guard boatcrew sent over a crewmember to navigate the dive vessel with the third diver aboard back to Treasure Island Boat Club in Gulfport.​

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