Sunday, January 03, 2010

Fishing Boat Taking On Water Safely Reaches Sebastian Inlet

A fishing boat that was taking on water four miles offshore mid-afternoon Friday safety made it back to its home here with all six people aboard, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The 34-foot boat was assisted by a 47-foot Coast Guard ship, out of Fort Pierce, a spokesman said.The Coast Guard said the escort was done as a precaution after the fishing boat said it was taking on some water in the rough seas. Indian River County Fire Rescue also assisted. The name of the fishing boat owner wasn't released. The Coast Guard is continuing to look into the incident.

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