Coast Guard responds to boat sinking off Fort Myers Beach


FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard is responding to a boat that was taking on water and one person is in the water.

The boater called 911 around 6 p.m. Sunday saying his 21-foot sailboat was taking on water. He said he had a dog with him. The man said he was in the water with a life jacket. The boat was about three to four miles off shore.

The Coast Guard has sent its helicopter from St. Petersburg to assist in the search.

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