2 boaters rescued off coast of Fort Myers

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters off the coast of Fort Myers late Thursday. (Credit: USCG)

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters off the coast of Fort Myers Beach late Thursday.

The USCG says they received a call at 10:44 p.m. after the boaters aboard a 35-foot sailboat lost steering in rough weather about 23 miles offshore.

“The 45-foot response boat-medium boat crew towed the vessel that had lost its mast and steering back to Rose Marina [on Marco Island] without any medical concerns,” the USCG said.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew also responded.

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