Coast Guard: 4 rescued on sinking boat 32 miles off Virginia

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Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 9:19 PM EDT
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WACHAPREAGUE, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard rescued four people on a boat taking on water and sinking about 32 miles off Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

After receiving a report via VHF-FM radio on Thursday, the Coast Guard dispatched boats and a helicopter from stations at Wachapreague, Chincoteague and Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

A crew transferred a pump to the sinking boat and took the vessel undertow.

Six hours later, the vessel was moored in Wachapreague, where it was later trailered.

No injuries were reported.

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