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Seven rescued from sinking boat after collision near Chatham

Seven people were rescued from a sinking boat Saturday morning after it collided with another vessel off the coast of Chatham on Cape Cod, officials said.

The 38-foot speed boat and a 40-foot commercial fishing vessel crashed at 6:20 a.m., sending the speed boat — the Artemis II — 90 feet down to the bottom of the ocean, US Coast Guard Lieutenant John Mansolillo said. The vessels were about 7 miles southeast of Chatham, he said.

One of the seven Artemis II passengers fell into the water during the collision, but all seven were rescued by the three-person crew on the fishing vessel, the Great Pumpkin, Mansolillo said. No one was injured.

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