Published: Sep 16, 2013 2:46 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 16, 2013 6:09 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla.- "We were supposed to catch a lot of fish," said Jim Modzelesky.

Instead, Captain Richard Florio and his two friends used to bait bucket for something more important.

"I was scared, cause I know I couldn't get the boat to get on plane so I opened up the backdoor, there was a lot of weight in the back and I opened it up and the water just poured out, so that's when we started bailing," said Captain Richard Florio.

"Probably a good hour, hour and a half of just bailing over and over and over," said Larry Gantzer.

While two men worked on getting the water out, the third tried getting the boat back to shroe. Florio used the radio to call for help.

"I did a radio check so I know it worked. And Tow US came calling good as usual and then the Sheriff's department and the City of Naples too. We give them all the gratitude in the world," said Florio.

Captain Mike Hebert with Tow Boat U.S. gave Florio a pump to help get the water out. But Hebert said the three men did everything right.

"It's always serious when you're taking on water in a vessel, it can turn out really bad. This situation worked out really good, thanks to these guys good work and our ability to get to them in a timely manner," said Hebert.

Florio said they don't know yet what caused the leak.