Thirteen people were rescued Monday night after their 106-foot yacht began sinking off the coast of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, according to the Coast Guard.
Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios said the Coast Guard responded after receiving a call that the motor yacht named Serena III was taking on water.
"We are not sure why it was taking on water," he said.
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“It just gradually took on more and more water,” said Tim Morgan of Sea Tow.
The Coast Guard deployed a boat from the Fort Lauderdale station, a cutter and a helicopter.
All 13 people were rescued from the yacht, heading to Freeport, and no one was hurt, Rios said.