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Coast Guard has a busy weekend

Coast Guard crews responded to multiple calls of recreational boaters in distress last weekend, including a couple stranded on a crippled sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico and three people and a dog on a capsized powerboat vessel in the Florida Keys.

First, the Coast Guard rescued two people Friday from a damaged sailing vessel approximately 50 miles southwest of Terrebone Bay in the Gulf of Mexico.

A man and a woman aboard the 36-foot sailing vessel Escape Pod were in distress due to damaged sail and rigging and requested assistance.

Click here for that report with aerial photo.

On Sunday, Coast Guard Station Islamorada rescued three people from a capsized 21-foot boat in the vicinity of Barn Sound, Fla.

The crewmembers aboard the Ocean Sentry arrived on scene and located the vessel capsized with three people and a dog on top of the hull. The capsized survivors were not seen wearing life jackets.

Click here for that report with photo.