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12-204 Marine Unit Responds To Sinking Vessel; Six Rescued; No Serious Injuries

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Marine Unit

Florida Fish and Wildlife  Conservation Commission (FWC)

U.S. Coast Guard

Eckerd College Search and Rescue

Madeira Fire Rescue

William K. Kadryna (Captain)
DOB: 01/12/1973
Address: 1009 Strawbridge Road, Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Nikki L. Kadryna (Passenger/William’s wife)
DOB: 01/05/1973
Address: 1009 Strawbridge Road, Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Ralph A Gonzalez (Passenger)
DOB: 03/20/1960
Address: 2 Woodbrook Road, Voorhees, New Jersey

Mildred Collazo (Passenger/Gonzalez’ wife)
DOB: 07/02/1963
Address 2 Woodbrook Road, Voorhees, New Jersey

Robert P. Rusyn (Passenger)
DOB: 01/02/1969
Address: 848 Justus Boulevard, Scott Township, PA

Luz M. Rusyn (Passenger/Robert’s wife)
DOB: 11/14/1964
Address: 848 Justus Boulevard, Scott Township, PA

Vessel: 24 Foot – Grady White, named “Miss Kathy Too”

Marine Unit deputies responded to a call of a 24 foot vessel in distress. When deputies arrived on scene all six passengers of the vessel were in the water. All were assisted out of the water and transported safely back to shore either in a Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit boat or an FWC vessel. One of the rescued passengers complained of skin irritation due possibly to fuel  spillage coming into contact with her skin.

Deputies responded to the call at about 4:36 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012.

Deputies responded 6 miles west of John’s Pass near the Treasure Island Reef.

According to Marine Unit deputies, the three couples visiting Pinellas, were diving about 6 miles off shore (west of John’s Pass near the Treasure Island Reef). Deputies say there were about three to four foot seas, when the vessel started taking in some waves. The boat pump did not work and the vessel started to roll over. The boaters called for help.

Marine Unit deputies arrived on scene to find all six persons in the water. Deputies say the boaters had shot out some flares, which helped in locating them. All six were assisted out of the water and transported safely to shore -to Don’s Dock 215 128th Avenue in Madeira Beach- by either the Sheriff’s Office Marine vessel or FWC. The US Coast Guard and Eckerd College Search and Rescue also responded to the scene.

One of the female passengers, 49-year-old Mildred Collazo complained of skin irritation. Upon arrival on shore, she was treated on scene by Madeira Beach Fire Rescue. She was medically cleared on scene. No other injuries were reported.

According to deputies, the vessel, identified as the “Miss Kathy Too”, which is owned by a friend of William K. Kadryna, was partially submerged. Arrangements were being made to get the vessel towed back to shore.

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