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Coast Guard assists boat taking on water near Mayport

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Updated: 2/11 11:30 pm
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- The Coast Guard responded after a boat started taking on water about 15 miles east of Mayport on Tuesday night.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville got a report about 9:15 p.m. to a 24-foot fishing vessel taking on water and in need of assistance. Two people were on board but no one was injured.

A crew from Coast Guard Station Mayport arrived about 10:20 p.m. The boat was taking waves over the the side. On-board de-watering pumps were keeping up with the flooding.

The Coast Guard escorted the boat into port in Atlantic Beach.
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