CLEARWATER — The U.S. Coast Guard and Clearwater Fire and Rescue came to the aid of three men stranded 5 miles off the coast on a sinking vessel Thursday night.
The Coast Guard rescued the three boaters, who were not identified, about 9 p.m. west of Clearwater Pass. No one was injured.
The men called 911 about 8:30 p.m. after their 25-foot recreational vessel began taking on water. The boat lost a pump and all electronic communication, according to Clearwater fire officials.
The men were transferred to the Coast Guard's Sand Key station. The boat was towed.
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