Rescue boat runs ashore

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Tampa (Fla.) Fire Rescue's largest boat - a 69-footer - ran ashore on Vilano Beach. Bill Wade, Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman, said he and a crew of six were headed for Tampa when they decided to put in to St. Augustine for the night, according to a story in the Florida Times-Union.

About 11 p.m., they hit ground while navigating a local channel. No one was injured, and the boat was not damaged when it grounded, according to the story.

The towboat Albert Pike pulled the Fire Rescue vessel off the shore about 1 p.m. Thursday.

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