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Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters off coast of Venice

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people from an overturned boat this morning about 16 miles off the coast of Venice in Sarasota County.</p><p />
/ Source: wfla.com

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people from an overturned boat this morning about 16 miles off the coast of Venice in Sarasota County.

The 20-foot Aquasport boat started taking on water and then overturned, according to the Coast Guard. Authoritites originally thought five people had been thrown into the water, but adjusted that number to three once they arrived on scene about 10:15 a.m.

The Coast Guard used two boats and a helicopter to rescue the people.

The rescued people were taken to the Venice Marina. The names and conditions of the people have not been released.

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