Three fishermen were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard off St. Simons Island Thursday afternoon after their boat began to take on water.
The Coast Guard got a call just before 2 p.m. from a good Samaritan that a 73-foot fishing vessel, the Lady Vanessa, was sinking with three people on board, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard says.
A response boat and two helicopters left from Brunswick, Georgia at 2:20 p.m. and got there 25 minutes later.
All three fishermen were hoisted off the boat and taken to St. Simons Island Airport to be checked by first responders.
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