"A Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew from Station Fort Myers Beach rescues Fort Walton Beach native, Randy Smyth, from his capsized 20-foot trimaran sailboat 12 miles south of Sanibel Island, March 3, 2018. Smyth was participating in the Water Tribe Everglades Challenge, a boat race spanning from St. Petersburg to Key Largo." (Photo via U.S. Coast Guard)

Man rescued after sailboat capsizes 12 miles south of Sanibel

A 63-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was rescued Saturday night after his boat capsized during a boat race near Sanibel Island, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Seventh District Command Center watchstanders got a personal locator beach application around 9 p.m. that matched with the Water Tribe Everglades Challenge and contacted the owner, later identified as Randy Smyth, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Smyth said his 20-foot trimaran sailboat had capsized 12 miles south of Sanibel, and a response crew was dispatched out of Fort Myers Beach to rescue him, the U.S. Coast Guard said. He was not hurt.

Writer:Rachel Ravina