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2 missing from capsized boat, 2 rescued

9:50 AM, Jun 16, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crew, rescued two of four men that went missing near Horseshoe Beach Saturday night, according to a release by the USCG.

The Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg was contacted around 11:25 p.m. Saturday night by the wife of Tom Grant, 67, stating that she was expecting a phone call from her him before dark and never received one. She reported that the boat left Horseshoe Beach Boat Ramp around 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

On Sunday morning, the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew spotted boaters in the water along with their capsized 21-foot boat.

 The men were nine miles west of Horseshoe Beach according to details of the report.

The men that were rescued were Frank Dipaula, 78, of Keystone Heights, and Tom Grant who were both wearing life jackets.

FWC assisted in the recovery, removing Dipaula and Grant from the water, who were reported disoriented and exhausted.

Tom Morrison, 65 of Jacksonville, and Glenn Harris, late seventies are still missing.

If anyone has any information or has seen the two men that are still missing to contact the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg at 727-824-7506.

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