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Six rescued from sinking boat

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MADEIRA BEACH (FOX 13) -

Emergency crews in Pinellas County say six people have now been rescued from a pleasure boat sinking off the coast.

Florida Fish & Wildlife and the PCSO Marine Unit each sent a boat to pull victims from the 24-foot boat, which is about six miles off the coast of Madeira Beach.

All six are said to be "fine," according to officials. They are headed back to John's Pass.

Deputies say there were about three to four foot waves, when the vessel started taking in some waves. The boat pump did not work, and the vessel started to roll over, authorities said.

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