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Coast Guard and Good Samaritan Rescue Two off Jacksonville

The United States Coast Guard and a Good Samaritan vessel responded to a distress call from a sinking ship three miles off the coast of Jacksonville on Friday. The distress call was made by the two fishermen aboard the Yvonne, a 66-foot fishing boat, at approximately 2:06 a.m. The Coast Guard was immediately dispatched where, with the help of the Good Samaritan vessel Shenandoah, both individuals aboard the vessel were safely rescued. The mariners aboard the Yvonne were transported to local medical personnel once they arrived back to land.
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