ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard officials have rescued a man stranded on a sinking southwest Florida boat only to learn he had a warrant out for his arrest.

Witnesses watched the small boat sinking in St. Petersburg and called authorities Monday. Coast Guard officials sent a boat and helicopter to rescue David Valone as he was floating in the water.

He was taken to the sheriff’s office for a routine background check. Authorities learned the 62-year-old was wanted for violating probation on a sexual battery charge allegedly with a little girl.

The boat sunk and was not retrievable.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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