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27 rescued from disabled boat off Portsmouth

More than two dozen passengers and crew are safe and sound after being rescued by the Coast Guard off a disabled vessel in in the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, N.H.

Coast Guard and New Hampshire Marine Patrol responders rushed to the scene after a report Friday afternoon that the Celia Thaxter had become disabled and was being pushed against a bridge by the current.

The Portsmouth Herald reports 24 passengers and two crew members were taken to a nearby pier. Medical personnel on the scene determined there were no injuries.

The vessel’s master remained aboard while it was towed to its home-port dock in Portsmouth.

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