3 people rescued from sinking boat off Sanibel coast

photo via U.S. Coast Guard District 7 PADET Tampa Bay

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Three boaters were rescued Friday from their sinking boat 12 miles off the coast of Sanibel.

They were aboard a 35-foot sailboat when it began to take on water shortly after 4 a.m.

United States Coast Guard crews found them and removed water from their boat before towing them to Fort Myers.

None of the boaters were injured.

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