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Coast Guard, VMRC respond to boat taking on water near Huntington Beach

Newport News Fire dispatch said the call for assistance came in at 10:49 a.m. Thursday. The US Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resource Commission responded.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Multiple agencies responded to a call of a water rescue near Huntington Beach in Newport News.

Newport News Fire dispatch said the call for assistance came in at 10:49 a.m. Thursday. The US Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resource Commission responded.

The Coast Guard reports a pleasure craft had begun to take on water. Five people on board were safely rescued, and all had been wearing their life jackets.

Virginia Marine Police are working to de-water the boat.