Coast Guard Continues Search for Missing Boaters

By: HUDSON BEACH, Fla. (AP)
By: HUDSON BEACH, Fla. (AP)
Rescue teams continue their search for five missing boaters in Pasco County.

In this image taken from U.S. Coast Guard video, a rescuer retrieves a piece of debris from the ocean off the Baja California, Mexico coast near Ensenada Sunday, April 29, 2012. The 37-foot racing sailboat Aegean, carrying a crew of four, was reported missing Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The yacht appeared to have collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing. (AP Photo/USCG Petty Officer Third Class Seth Johnson)

HUDSON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The search continues for five missing boaters last heard hailing a distress call near Hudson Beach in Pasco County.

The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescue teams began searching for the group after receiving a distress call early Saturday morning from a commercial shrimp facility.

The facility had received several calls for help from a vessel two miles north and five miles west of Hudson Beach.

The distressed boaters include two adults and three children.

They claimed to be taking on water after striking a rock. The group is believed to be wearing life jackets.


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