Coast Guard rescues 4 people from water near Sanibel Island

Author: wink news

LEE COUNTY, Fla- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people from the water after their 22-foot boat capsized two miles west of Sanibel Island.

At 2:32 p.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a report from a good Samaritan reporting four people were in the water after their 22-foot boat capsized.

Three of the four people were wearing life jackets. The good Samaritan was able to provide the fourth person with a life jacket, and remained on scene until emergency responders arrived.

A 2:40 p.m. a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew from the station was launched, arrived on scene, and pulled the people out of the water.

The people were being transported to Sanibel Harbor Marina with no reported injuries.

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