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Coast Guard Rescues 6 Off Martha's Vineyard

There were no reported injuries



    U.S. Coast Guard

    Six people had to be rescued by the United States Coast Guard on Sunday morning off the south coast of Martha’s Vineyard.

    Coast Guard crews responded to a distress call from the 32-foot pleasure craft Fast Line just before 9 a.m. when a passenger reported the boat was taking on water. Officials said the on board pumps couldn't keep up with the amount of water inside the boat.

    Coast Guard officials launched a motor life boat and a MH-60 Jayhalk helicopter crew to assist. Crews ended up towing the Fast Line to Bass River in South Yarmouth.

    There were no reported injuries.

    Officials said the cause of the flooding was a crack in the boat's hull.

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