St. Petersburg, Florida -- The Coast Guard rescued two people on Saturday after the 36-foot commercial fishing vessel they were aboard began taking on water 64 miles west of John's Pass.
The Coast Guard says a person aboard the vessel contacted them at 1:38 p.m., reporting they were keeping up with the flooding with a hand-held pump but
A helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater arrived on scene, delivered a
de-watering pump to the vessel and lowering a rescue swimmer to assist.
Once the pump was functional, the vessel and crew were
able to start the engine and make their way back