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2 divers rescued by Coast Guard off Florida’s Gulf Coast

Hillsborough County

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP/WFLA) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two divers Saturday off Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The Coast Guard said in a statement that a male diver was rescued by helicopter and taken to EMS for treatment. The other diver was rescued by boat after she and the other diver became stranded about 25 miles west of Egmont Key at the mouth of Tampa Bay.

The rescue crew was initially notified by a third diver who managed to swim back to the anchored dive boat.


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