Collier officials investigating boat rescue response time

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Collier County officials are investigating why it took Collier County Sheriff's Office dispatch 29 minutes to send the Marco Island Fire Department to the scene of a boat taking on water.

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"DISPATCH: Just stay on the line with me and we'll get people out there to help you, OK?

CALLER: We beg you please!"

That was one of Naples boat captain David Lee's passengers on the phone with 911 at 8:16 p.m. Sunday, frantic after their boat lost power. Miles from Marco Island's shore, Lee's vessel began taking on water.

Within minutes, the Collier County Sheriff's Office told us exclusively it dispatched the Marco Island Police Department. Lee's boat called for help again.

Click here to read the NBC-2 story.

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