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5 rescued from sinking boat near Vilano Beach

No one was hurt, authorities said

Family rescued off Vilano Beach
Family rescued off Vilano Beach (St. Johns County Fire Rescue)

VILANO BEACH, Fla. – Five people were rescued Monday night after a sailboat started taking on water near Vilano Beach.

The St. Johns County Fire Rescue said three children and two adults were on a sailboat that ran aground near the St. Augustine Inlet shortly after 7:15 p.m.

Fire Rescue, the St. Augustine Fire Department, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were able to navigate heavy surf and shallow water to bring them to shore safely.

No one was hurt, according to Fire Rescue.

Crews will attempt to salvage the sailboat Tuesday.