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.