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Coast Guard crews rescue two after shrimp boat sinks off Florida Panhandle

Two boaters are safe after being rescued on a life raft near the Florida Panhandle.

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The search began Monday after officials got a call from a person on a disabled “shrimp trawler” in the Gulf or Mexico.

U.S. Coast Guard officials said the vessel lost power and was taking on water.

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A rescue aircrew found the boaters Tuesday.

Officials said the rescued boaters are expected to be OK.

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