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Coast Guard rescues woman who fell from sailboat near Skyway Bridge

ST. PETERSBURG — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a woman who fell from a sailboat Saturday afternoon west of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

The unidentified woman fell from the boat about 4 p.m. and was stranded in the water for about 45 minutes, officials said. A caller to 911 reported a person in distress and emergency crews were dispatched to search the area, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

The Coast Guard found the woman and returned her to shore about 5 p.m.

Coast Guard rescues woman who fell from sailboat near Skyway Bridge 02/25/12 [Last modified: Saturday, February 25, 2012 5:36pm]
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