Coast Guard helps vessel taking on water off Atlantic Beach

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- The Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville on Tuesday night assisted a 24-foot fishing vessel that was taking on water.

According to a release from Coast Guard, the boat crew arrived at the boat, which was 15 miles east of Mayport, around 10:20 p.m.

A Jacksonville Fire and Rescue boat also assisted with the rescue.

Pumps on board the sinking vessel helped to keep up with the water that was coming on board.

Around 11 p.m. the Coast Guard and JFRD were escorting the vessel into port at Atlantic Beach.


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