2 Fishermen Rescued off Block Island

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Coast Guard crews rescued 2 fishermen from their sinking vessel 10 miles south of Newport, RI, on Monday, March 23, 2015. Crews from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Coast Guard Station Point Judith, and Air Station Cape Cod responded to the 38’ fishing boat that was taking on water.  A Jayhawk helicopter was dispatched from the Cape, along with 2 Coast Guard boats from Rhode Island. The men were rescued and their boat was towed safely to Newport.