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Yacht sinks off Savannah, five rescued

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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people after the vessel they were on allided with the north Savannah jetties on Monday night.

At about 10:55 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received a VHF Channel 16 report for TowBoat assistance from the 57-foot (17m) M/Y Nauty Thoughts, crew stating they had struck the jetties and were aground and taking on water.

USCG crew aboard a Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot response boat and an Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter arrived on scene. The helicopter aircrew lowered a rescue swimmer to assist, and all five people were rescued in good condition.

The yacht lost stability rapidly and could not be salvaged by TowBoat Savannah.

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