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Cops: 4 Rescued from Sinking Boat Off East Rockaway Inlet

Nassau, New York Police responding to rescue offshore, cops confirm.

Four people were rescued from a sinking tugboat off the Rockaway Inlet Wednesday afternoon, Nassau County Police confirmed.

Officials said that NYPD and Nassau County Police marine units were called to a sinking tugboat about three miles off the Rockaway Inlet.

Four people were rescued from the sinking vessel, cops said.

The rescue began after 4 p.m. Wednesday, reports stated.

Police did not specify if more people were aboard the boat at the time of the sinking.

A cause of the sinking has not yet been announced.

This is a breaking news story. Patch will update as more information becomes available.

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