Florida: Two Brothers Rescued During Tropical Storm

Saved by the Jacket

Saved by the Jacket

The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen Monday during Tropical Storm Emily. The two men were found clinging to a rear range light in the Tampa Bay.

“Especially now that we are in the Hurricane season, it’s imperative that mariners double check their local weather forecast before heading out on their next boating adventure,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Alejandro Diaz, a crew member aboard the rescue boat from Station St. Petersburg. “It’s also important to know your vessel’s limitations and parameters prior to getting on the water. Before you and your friends or family get underway, create a float plan on the Coast Guard Mobile App and share it with friends and family on land letting them know your boating plans.”

Source: WTSP