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Rescuers pull woman from waters off St. Pete

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard have called off a search near St. Petersburg's Pier, saying they've determined that there weren't any other people in the water.

ST. PETERSBURG — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued one person off the coast of St. Petersburg Tuesday night, and is searching for two more people who may be in the water.

Authorities got reports shortly after 8 p.m. about a woman who was in the water about 200 yards from the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, officials said. Callers to 9-1-1 said the woman appeared to be distressed.

Rescue crews were able to pick up the woman, who later said she saw two other people in the water.

It is unclear why the woman, who was not identified, was in the water. No other details were available.

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