Coast Guard rescues family of 6 on stranded boat near Sanibel

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Coast Guard assists 4 adults, 2 children from aground boat near Sanibel Island. Photo via U.S. Coast Guard

Four adults and two children were rescued Friday night after their boat got stranded on a sand bar, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Watchstanders received a call from the Cape Coral family around 7:30 p.m., stating their boat ran aground four miles southwest of Sanibel Isalnd, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

A boat crew transported the family to the station and no injuries were reported, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The family said they would arrange for salvage of the boat Saturday.

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