Coast Guard rescues group of 5 near Skyway Bridge in Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Coast Guard helped rescue five people on a boat taking on water near the Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge this afternoon.

A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot response boat crew arrived on the scene and helped dewater the 25-foot boat and escorted the people back to EG Simmons Regional Park in Tampa.

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The Coast Guard said they received a distress call around 11 a.m. saying the boat was flooding in the stern, which was caused by a cracked transom.

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