The Coast Guard got a call and the woman said her sailboat was taking on too much water. The boat rescued her and tugged her boat to safety at the Tierra Verde Marina, according to Patch.
“Our crews are highly trained to assist boaters in distress despite the weather conditions,” said Capt. Matthew A. Thompson, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg commander. “We’re happy we were able to bring that person back home safely but want to remind the public to exercise extreme caution when out on the water. We recommend the boating public to always have the proper safety flotation devices on board, a VHF-FM radio and an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon to help our crews assess and respond in a faster manner.”
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