Coast Guard rescues two near Cortez Bridge

A U.S. Coast Guard boat from the Cortez Station rescued two boaters around 1:45 p.m. July 19, after their 9-foot boat capsized near the Cortez Bridge during high winds.

A bystander called the Coast Guard and the two men were pulled aboard by the Coast Guard crew. The boat was towed to Annie’s Bait and Tackle at the east end of the Cortez Bridge.

A Coast Guard spokesperson in St. Petersburg said the boaters were unharmed in the incident and walked away from the rescue.

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