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Coast Guard recovers man from water in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard recovers man from water in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla—  A Coast Guard crew recovered a man from the water after he was ejected from his boat in Tampa Bay, Sunday.

A Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC 620) crewmember spotted a boat turning in circles and directed their rescue boat crew to investigate. 

Once on scene, the rescue boat crew recovered a man from the water and were able to stop the unmanned boat with the help of Eckerd College Search and Rescue. 

A crewmember aboard the cutter Resolute contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at approximately 2:36 p.m., reporting the nature of distress. 

The man was released with no injuries and continued his voyage. 

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