ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people found clinging to a buoy on Saturday near Egmont Key.
According to the Coast Guard, the three people were on a 24-foot boat when it began taking on water.
A Coast Guard crew from St. Petersburg found the trio on top of a buoy and brought them to safety.
The boat’s owner is coordinating with commercial salvage to remove the vessel from the water.
The Coast Guard advises boaters to wear a life jacket, carry all required safety gear, file a float plan, and check the weather and water conditions before getting on the water.