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Iceberg sinks cruising family's sailing yacht

A family on a 60-foot sailboat was 300 miles northeast of South Georgia Island, bound for the Falkland Islands, when they apparently struck a submerged iceberg - a "growler" - and their vessel began rapidly taking on water.

The boat's EPIRB signal was triggered and, with water rising above their ankles, they waited on deck for a rescue.

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