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Coast Guard rescues seven off Cape Cod

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Seneca assisted seven people Sunday aboard a sinking fishing vessel approximately 150 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass.

Watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from the 79-foot fishing vessel Linda, with the crew reporting that they were taking on water with seven people aboard.

A fishing vessel in the area located Linda and reported that the vessel was stable, and utilizing pumps, and all people aboard were outfitted with survival suits and a life raft was prepared.

The cutter Seneca, a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HU-25 Falcon Jet crew were launched to assist.

The crewmembers from the Seneca arrived and assisted the vessel with dewatering, shoring the damaged hull and restarting the engine.

Click here for the report by the Cape Cod Times and click here for the official Coast Guard announcement.