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Coast Guard rescues 70-year-old man from water

April 8, 2015

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.—The Coast Guard rescued a 70-year-old man from the water in Hurricane Bay, Florida, Wednesday.

Watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a report from Lee County Sheriff’s office dispatch stating a 70-year-old man was in the water clinging to a boat and in need of emergency medical assistance. The man was reported not wearing a life jacket.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew was launched, arrived on scene and pulled the man from the water. The man was transported to the station where EMS awaited.

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