Five people rescued from vessel taking on water near Panama City

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Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Magee
U.S. Coast Guard District 8

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Coast Guard and some good Samaritans rescued five people aboard a vessel taking on water about 13 miles off the shore of St. Andrews Pass.

The distress call came in around 12:47 p.m. Several charter and recreational vessels helped get the people from the sinking vessel to safety.

The Coast Guard pumped out the water from the vessel and escorted it to shore.

Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Magee
U.S. Coast Guard District 8

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