Coast Guard rescues 6 people near Pensacola Bay

Posted on March 10, 2021 by Staff reports

The Coast Guard rescued six people from a 20-foot pleasure craft taking on water Tuesday approximately 3 miles northwest of Pensacola Bay in Pensacola, Fla. 

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 5:45 p.m. of a 20-foot pleasure craft, Blue Water, taking on water with six people aboard approximately 3 miles northwest of the entrance to Pensacola Bay.

A 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Station Pensacola was launched to respond.

The boatcrew arrived on scene, safely embarked the mariners from the vessel and used a P-6 dewatering pump to get the flooding under control and then towed the vessel to Bayou Chico.

There were no reported medical concerns.