- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) - A Coast Guard crew has rescued two fishermen after their 27-foot fishing boat sank as it was being towed Tuesday evening near the Oregon coast entrance to the Umpqua River.

Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener said the men went into the water but were recovered in minutes and taken to be checked by medics. They were released in good condition.

The Coast Guard says the master of the fishing vessel Rosanna called for help Tuesday afternoon, saying the boat was disabled and adrift between Winchester Bay and Florence on the Oregon coast. A Coast Guard boat responded and began towing the fishing boat.

The fishing boat began taking on water as its tow was being transferred to another crew. Pumps were not able to keep up and the vessel sank, dumping the fishermen into the water.

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