2 rescued from sinking boat caught in ‘rough’ Vilano Beach waters

2 rescued from sinking boat in Vilano Beach (St. Johns County Fire Rescue)

VILANO BEACH, Fla. – Two boaters were saved from a sinking 55-foot boat that reached “rough” conditions Wednesday in Vilano Beach, according to the St. Johns County Fire Rescue.

A St. Johns County Marine Recuse crew member noticed the boat in distress around 3:15 p.m.

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Water started taking over the boat after it ran aground on the north side of the Vilano Inlet.

The boaters sent a mayday distress and got off the boat with their life jackets. The current pulled them out to sea, and SJCFR located them about 200 yards from the sinking boat.

The boaters were evaluated and then taken to the hospital.

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