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.