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Coast Guard Vessel Overturns on NY Rescue Mission

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A fishing boat ran aground on Rockaway Beach in New York and a Coast Guard vessel sent to rescue them overturned.

The 74-foot Carolina Queen fishing boat ran aground Thursday morning in the city's Borough of Queens. Several crewmembers needed to be rescued from the boat, which was listing.

A 25-foot Coast Guard vessel sent to assist the ship also ended up overturning in the waters off East Rockaway Inlet.

Five Coast Guard members were able to get to the beach uninjured and were treated for exposure, though they were wearing protective gear.

The New York City Office of Emergency Management says New York Police and Fire department personnel assisted the Coast Guard vessel.

Seven fishing boat crew members are accounted for and uninjured.

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