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

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 under tow.

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

No injuries were reported.

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