12 Rescued from Regatta in St. Petersburg

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Posted at 11:13 PM, Mar 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-11 11:24:01-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard pulled 12 people from rough water before organizers called off the Water Tribe Everglades Challenge small-craft regatta on Saturday.


According to the Coast Guard, 135 boats with more than 240 people were participating in the regatta which started in Tampa Bay and was scheduled to end in Key Largo.


The event was called off at a check point at the Cape Haze Marina in Englewood after numerous boats capsized.


The Coast Guard said late Saturday that all participants had made it safely out of the water.

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