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Man who jumped off sinking boat rescued by Coast Guard crews

Coast Guard plucks stranded diver off Dania Beach

The Coast Guard rescued a diver after the boat he was started taking on water off of Dania Beach on Jan. 31, 2017.
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The Coast Guard rescued a diver after the boat he was started taking on water off of Dania Beach on Jan. 31, 2017.

A U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued a diver Tuesday after he had jumped off his boat — which was taking on water — near Dania Beach Pier.

The Coast Guard said it received a report of a boat in distress at about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.

A crew was dispatched to the the 23-foot center console vessel, which still had three people on board.

TowBoatU.S. arrived at about 12:30 p.m. and helped the three still on board the sinking vessel.

Meanwhile, a 45-foot boat from the Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale arrived and helped the man, who had put on scuba gear and went into the water.

No injuries were reported.

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