VIDEO: USCG rescues two from capsized tow boat

APRIL 17, 2015 — The Coast Guard rescued two people Saturday from a Sea Tow boat 26 miles west of Cedar Key, FL.

At 11:04 p.m. Friday watch standers from Sector St. Petersburg received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a man aboard a Sea Tow boat stating he was beset by weather, his tow line to a 33-foot fishing boat had broken, and he was in need of emergency assistance.

A 27-foot Response Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater were launched, and the area's Marine Emergency Response Team was activated.

The Jayhawk crew arrived at 12:19 a.m. Saturday, hoisted the two men from the capsized hull of their boat and transported them to Air Station Clearwater.

No injuries were reported.

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