Saturday, May 17, 2014
Three rescued offshore

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued three people near Pickles Reef Friday morning after they reportedly began taking on water.

Coast Guard watchstanders got the call about 10:30 a.m. and FWC officers were already on scene at that time. Two people were diving on a hookah rig and were on the boat when the boat began taking on water, said FWC spokeswoman Bobby Dube.

It was not clear Friday what caused the 22-foot center console to take on water. None of those rescued needed medical assistance.