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The Coast Guard is looking for three Tampa Bay area boaters.  (Photo credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Needs Rescue 400 Miles From Puerto Rico

Coast Guard officials say they’re sending help to a man needing a medical evacuation from his sailboat more than 400 miles northeast of Puerto Rico.

CBS Tampa–11/03/2013

File photo of an alligator. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Woman Rescued When Alligator Bites Inflatable Boat

A woman was rescued by airboat on Saturday in a remote part of the Florida Everglades after an alligator bit her inflatable boat and caused it to sink, authorities said.

06/29/2013

A crowd gathers at the home of Jeff Bush after he was consumed by a sinkhole (Photo by Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

House, Debris Over Fla. Sinkhole To Be Removed

Authorities hope to get a better look at a sinkhole that swallowed a man in his Florida home once demolition crews knock down the remaining walls of the house Monday and begin clearing away the debris.

03/04/2013

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VIDEO: Dolphin Asks Divers For Help

A pair of divers off of the coat of Hawaii were shooting footage of manta rays got a surprise as they were working. This amazing video shows a bottle-nosed dolphin approach the two divers for […]

CBS Tampa–01/24/2013

A dog drinking water (Photo credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Man Flies, Rescues, His 1,000th Animal

On a recent June day, Jeff Bennett flew his four-seat plane from the mangrove-dotted Florida Keys, past some angry thunder clouds to the fertile hills of Greenville, Ala. His mission: to save 23 dogs destined for death row.

06/21/2012

Two Mich. Teens on Spring Break Save Florida Couple

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — Deputies say two Michigan teens on spring break in north Florida pulled a couple from a burning car following a crash. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office says Cody Decker and […]

CBS Tampa–04/04/2012