A Fire Rescue vessel passes a Coast Guard vessel that has overturned Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in the Queens borough of New York. Authorities say the Coast Guard vessel overturned while assisting a fishing boat that ran aground in an inlet off New York City. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Photo: Frank Franklin II
Photo: Frank Franklin II

Coast Guard boat overturns while responding to distress call

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All five people on the 25-foot rescue boat managed to swim to shore, where emergency medical personnel tended to them. They were expected to be okay, WPIX reported.

Authorities received a distress call from the fishing vessel Carolina Queen III Thursday morning, according to the TV station. They responded around 4:30 a.m.

Seven people were on the Carolina Queens when it ran aground near Far Rockaway, Queens. At least two had been rescued by 7:30 a.m. Thursday, according to WPIX.

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