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Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from Tarpon Springs waters

2:40 PM, Sep 21, 2012   |    comments
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Tarpon Springs, Florida -- Two people were rescued from a 65-foot boat taking on water 40 miles west of Tarpon Springs, Friday.

Officials say a person aboard the Joint Venture boat contacted the Coast Guard around 10:20 a.m. saying he was taking on water and needed help.

A boat and helicopter crew were dispatched and were able to get the water out of the boat using a pump so they could be escorted back to shore.

No injuries were reported and both people aboard were wearing their life jackets.

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