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(Sept. 12, 2021) The U.S. Coast Guard and Maryland Natural Resources Police rescued four people from a sinking boat about 14 miles offshore on Saturday.

“Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received (communication) from a person stating that their 25-foot vessel was taking on water,” according to a press release.

Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann said the call came in at 3:21 p.m. and rescue crews were in the water shortly thereafter.

A Coast Guard crew “dewatered” the boat while police escorted the four individuals to shore, the press release said.

“The water was coming on fast but we were able to get a towboat out there and bring (the boat) back in,” Lehmann said. "It didn’t sink, it’s not out there free-floating.”

No injuries were reported and all four passengers were wearing life vests. 

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