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Longboat Key Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 4 years ago

Two men rescued near Cedar Key

by: Kurt Schultheis Senior Editor

Steven Kepecz and Paul Conners, both of Bradenton, were rescued Sunday approximately 40 miles northwest of Cedar Key, according to a U.S. Coast Guard Report.

Kepecz is the son of Longboat Key Realtor Judy Kepecz-Hays.

Kepecz and Conners were delivering the boat “No Bananas” to Texas and developed engine trouble. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater arrived on scene Sunday morning, hoisted them aboard the helicopter and transported them to the air station.

The vessel is currently adrift; boaters are asked to report any sightings.

Kepecz-Hays confirmed Tuesday night that both men are safe.

Contact Robin Hartill at [email protected].

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