Boaters rescued near Fort Myers Beach

Kelli Stegeman

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Boaters rescued near Fort Myers Beach

CREATED May. 6, 2013

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - The U.S. Coast Guard Sunday night pulled five boaters from the Gulf after their boat started taking on water.

The boaters were about a mile off shore when they called rescuers shortly after 7 p.m. reporting their boat was starting to capsize and they needed assistance. 

A 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew from Fort Myers Beach was sent to the rescue and removed the men from the water.

The guard reported a few were cold and upset but had no major injuries. 

The five boaters all had their lifejackets on.