CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Five adults and a child are safe after the Coast Guard rescued them from their sinking sailboat off the New Jersey coast.

The 68-foot Irvmiren was headed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Nantucket, Massachusetts, when it began taking on water about 25 miles from Cape May on Wednesday night.

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A Coast Guard helicopter and rescue boat arrived on the scene. A rescue swimmer and a pump were lowered to the boat in seas that were breaking over the vessel.

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When the boat failed to stem the water, the six people were transferred to the rescue boat and taken to the Coast Guard station in Cape May early Thursday.

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