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Fishermen rescued 12 hours after capsize

Two New York fishermen whose boat sank off a remote island are lucky to be alive after they were rescued 12 hours after their boat sank in the Great South Bay.

The men set off to go clamming around 1:30 p.m. Sunday and their boat sank in the choppy waters around 7:15 p.m., according to WCBS 880 News.

One of the survivors said the boat started taking in water, which led them to abandon ship.

“The waves were breaking over us because the waves were really bad. So I said it was time to leave the boat, we got to leave the boat there,” he told WCBS 880.

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