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Coast Guard crew rescues five boaters stranded off Cedar Key

A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Clearwater rescued five people Monday afternoon from a boat stranded off the coast of Cedar Key, authorities said.

The people were 12 miles offshore in a 32-foot boat when an engine malfunctioned and they began to take on water, according to Coast Guard reports. One person on board called for help via marine radio at 1:31 p.m., and the Coast Guard sent a helicopter crew to the scene.

The boaters were hoisted off the boat. No injuries were reported.

Coast Guard crew rescues five boaters stranded off Cedar Key 06/18/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:14pm]
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