ST. PETERSBURG — Early on Saturday morning a 22-foot-long boat overturned in Tampa Bay and the U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people, a Coast Guard statement said.
Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a 911 call from a motorist reporting two red flares north of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge around 5:25 a.m, the statement said. The Coast Guard dispatched a 45-foot response boat and rescued four men, who were taken to Williams Park in Riverview.
The men had no reported injuries.
The Coast Guard said all boaters should remember to have enough life jackets for everyone on a vessel, a working safety flare, all required safety gear and a float plan. They also recommended checking the weather and water conditions before sailing.