Five Rescued from Boat that Capsized off Coast of Pasco County

Saved by the Jacket

Five people were rescued Saturday by the Coast Guard from a boat that capsized off the coast of Pasco County. The 20-foot center console boat capsized about 15 miles northwest of Anclote Key. “It’s so important to ensure safety equipment is working prior to leaving the dock,” said Coast Guard Capt. Mathew Thompson in a statement. “In cases like this, the use of life jackets and using channel 16 through a VHF-FM radio made a critical difference for the rescue units being able to provide support when the boaters were in distress.”


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