Coast Guard rescues 4 from sinking boat off Florida

File photo credit: U.S. Coast Guard

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued four people who were on a sinking boat off the Florida coast.

The News-Press of Fort Myers reports that passengers sent out a mayday call Saturday night, saying their 21-foot boat was taking on water six miles off Sanibel Island in the Gulf of Mexico.

A Coast Guard boat reached them within an hour, rescuing the passengers and towing the boat to shore.

No injuries were reported.

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