FORT MYERS, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard successfully rescued seven people in two separate boating incidents over the weekend, the agency announced.
At around 11 p.m. on Saturday, three people were rescued after their boat took on water and capsized in the area of Woody's River Roo on the Manatee River. They were also all wearing life jackets, USCG said.
The next day at around 8 a.m., a Coast Guard crew from Station Cortez helped four people to safety after their boat capsized about 40 miles west of Egmont Key. An aircrew from Clearwater also arrived to assist with the rescue, USCG reports. Each of the boaters were wearing life jackets.
All seven people were reported to be in good health.
"Everyone rescued within the past 24 hours had all the necessary safety equipment aboard for a successful rescue," BM2 Zachary Smith, Station Cortez said in a statement. "These people didn’t have the best time on the water, but they all went home safe and sound to their loved ones."