Three rescue themselves from sinking shrimp boat

Posted at 4:41 PM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 16:41:30-05

JACKSONVILLE, FL (WJXT/CNN) - Three people are safe and back on land after their shrimp boat began taking on water near Little Talbot Island early Thursday morning.

According to Jacksonville Fire Rescue, the boat issued a marine distress call after it ran aground on a sandbar.

Authorities could not get close enough to rescue the three people on board because of the shallow water.

The three got out and walked to shore, where they were checked out by paramedics.

There were no serious injuries reported.

Salvage crews were waiting for high tide to see if they could salvage the boat.

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