Update: Two people aboard the burning vessel were rescued from the gulf by Florida Fish & Wildlife.
The Cape Coral Fire Department reports the two individuals are safe. They were taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
SANIBEL, FL –
March 3, 2014 – 11:57 a.m.
Witnesses reported dark smoke rising from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico South of Sanibel around 11 a.m. this morning.
Emergency services are headed to the scene.
Stay tuned for additional updates.