WATCH: U.S. Coast Guard rescues man from capsized boat near St. Pete

WATCH: U.S. Coast Guard rescues man from capsized boat near St. Pete
Photo of the capsized commercial fishing vessel, Jenny Lynn. (Source: Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Johnson)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WWSB)-- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man, Thursday, after his 36-foot commercial fishing vessel capsized 18 miles west of St. Petersburg. 

Crews rescued Robert Heart from the capsized Jenny Lynn with an MH-60 Jayhawk. A helicopter rescue swimmer was deployed and recovered Heart clinging to a cooler near the fishing vessel.

Heart was taken to Tampa General for evaluation.

You can watch video of the capture below:

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