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EPIRB aids rescue from sinking boat

Three men were recently rescued from a 32-foot-long boat, a privately owned fishing vessel sinking in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles northwest of Clearwater, Fla.

The men said they were asleep on the boat when a wave hit and they did not send a distress call or make a cell phone call. It was their EPIRB that triggered a rescue response.

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