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4 rescued by Coast Guard, good Samaritan near Indian Rocks Beach

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Four people were rescued by the Coast Guard and a Good Samaritan after their boat began taking on water 11 miles west of Indian Rocks Beach, Tuesday.

A person aboard the boat reported the 23-foot boat was taking on water, and the boaters were in need of assistance.

A Good Samaritan, aboard the Reel Deal, arrived on scene and transferred three children to his boat while the master of the boat stayed aboard to repair and dewater the vessel.

A Coast Guard boat was able to assist in removing the water from the vessel. The boat was then towed to Clearwater Marina.

No injuries were reported and the source of the flooding remains unknown pending further investigation.

"They had life jackets and contacted the Coast Guard via radio as soon as they knew there was an issue," said Chief Petty Officer Harold Leboeuf, a search and rescue coordinator at the sector. "Their call not only alerted the Coast Guard but also a good Samaritan in the area who responded."

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