FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- A 31-year-old woman was rescued by the Coast Guard Auxiliary after they spotted her clinging to a channel marker near Matanzas Pass on Wednesday.
The crew was on a routine patrol when they located the woman, removed her from the marker and brought her aboard at 7:43 a.m.
The woman reported she went swimming at approximately 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, off of Bowditch Point. After about an hour, she was swept away and forced to cling to the Matanzas Pass marker for seven hours.
The woman showed signs of hypothermia and was immediately transferred to EMS who took her to HealthPark Medical Center.