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(North Bend, OR) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued five people who abandoned their sinking fishing boat 20 miles offshore from the Umpqua River on Monday night. The 67-foot fishing vessel Desire was from Neah Bay, Washington. When they radioed for help, they put on survival suits and deployed a raft. Two Coast Guard helicopters arrived in a half hour and rescued the survivors. They were flown to Air Station North Bend. No serious injuries were reported.

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