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Two men rescued from sinking boat off Dartmouth coast

Sailors rescued two men off the Dartmouth coast after their boat started sinking Sunday afternoon, a fire official said.

The men’s boat, which was between approximately 16 and 18 feet long, started submerging after unexpected waves overcame its back, said Jake Bettencourt, deputy chief for the Dartmouth Fire Department.

“It sunk fairly quickly,’’ he said.