Philadelphia man, teen rescued by Coast Guard in Florida

Monday, June 05, 2017 04:56PM
Coast Guard rescues group from sinking boat. Brian Taff reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on June 5, 2017.

Two people from Philadelphia were among a group rescued from a sinking boat in Florida this weekend.

The Coast Guard responded to calls for help off the coast of Sarasota Sunday night.

A pontoon boat was sinking with three adults and three teens onboard.

Two of the victims, 57-year-old JD Smith and a 17-year-old boy, were from the Philadelphia area.

The rescue crew is applauding the fact that each person was wearing a life jacket, showing they were ready for the emergency.
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