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Good Samaritan rescues teens from Caloosahatchee River near Midpoint Bridge

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A good samaritan helped rescue multiple teens from the Caloosahatchee River near the Midpoint Bridge Thursday evening. The Fort Myers Police Department responded to the area. Officers said one of the teens swam back while the others were stuck on a support beam. The teen made it to shore and ran to get help from a Fort Myers resident. Fort Myers police said the resident took their boat out and got the rest of the teens. FMPD returned the tees to their parents, and no medical attention was needed. The post Good Samaritan rescues teens from Caloosahatchee...

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Plane crashes into the Caloosahatchee River near Cape Coral Bridge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A small plane crashed into the Caloosahatchee River just north of Gulf Harbor Thursday evening. Iona McGregor Fire District confirmed a flight instructor and a student were onboard the plane when it crashed into the water. The two had a mid-air issue, and they pulled the plane’s parachute and landed safely in the water. No injuries were reported, according to fire crews. The crash is being investigated. This is a developing story. The post Plane crashes into the Caloosahatchee River near Cape Coral Bridge appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH...

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Two fishermen struck by lightning on Caloosahatchee

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Two men were fishing on the Caloosahatchee River on Saturday, near Fort Myers, when their fishing pole was struck by lightning. The boaters said they saw a storm approaching but the rain had not hit them yet. They were packing up and about to head back when suddenly they saw a bright flash and a loud bang.  “It was an immense noise for a second both of us were completely speechless,” said Sam Buduris. Their fishing pole caught on fire but the flames quickly died out. The boaters were able to get one of their motors partially working after the strike so they...

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