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News Release

July 20, 2012

Air Station Savannah

Contact: Lt. Clinton Lemasters


Office: (912) 652-4646

PHOTO: 5 rescued from grounded vessel in Nassau Sound

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Photo of grounded, flooding fishing vessel

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Five boaters are safe after a U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport, Fla., rescued them after their boat (pictured) drifted aground and began taking on water July 20, 2012, in Nassau Sound about one mile east of the Heckscher Drive Bridge in Jacksonville, Fla.

With the help of Nassau County Sherriff's Office, the boaters were transferred aboard a Response Boat - Medium from Station Mayport and taken to shore with no reported injuries.

The original press release, including two additional photos, is available HERE.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Apprentice Samantha Green.

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