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Coast Guard rescues toddler kidnapped by father

Nothing about Paul Martikainen, 35, seemed suspicious when he showed up in St. Petersburg, Fla., nearly two months ago to retrieve a boat that a friend purchased.

He certainly didn't seem like the kind of guy who would abduct his 3-year-old son and take off with him in the boat, braving the Gulf of Mexico with no sailing experience. But that's what authorities accuse Martikainen of doing Saturday after escaping a supervised visit with the boy at a Cocoa park.

The drama didn't last long, however, as crewmembers from the Coast Guard rescued Luke Finch aboard his father's 32-foot sailboat at approximately 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, approximately 140 miles southwest of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Click here for a Coast Guard summary.