6 rescued from sinking boat off NJ

6 rescued from sinking boat off NJ

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Six people were saved as their boat was sinking in waters near the New Jersey coast.

The New Jersey State Police and Coast Guard responded to a call for 'a boat in distress' Sunday morning after someone aboard the vessel reported it was quickly filling with water. 

One of the distressed passengers fired off a flare to help responders locate their position, which was about a mile off Sea Girt.

The rescue workers found six people standing in about two feet of water in the boat.

Officials are still investigating what exactly caused the boat to start sinking.

No injuries were reported.

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