Coast Guard rescued three boaters near Big Sarasota Pass - WFLA News Channel 8

Coast Guard rescued three boaters near Big Sarasota Pass

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

The father of one of the three missing boaters called Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg when his son and two friends didn't come back from a fishing trip late Wednesday.

A Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and a 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Cortez set out on to search for the missing men.

The aircrew spotted the boaters near Big Sarasota Pass after they shot off a flare. The boat had engine problems and became disabled, according to the crew's report.

The response boat crew towed the vessel safely to the Coquina Boat Ramp in Bradenton Beach.

Nobody was injured.

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