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By Bridget Turcotte
Item Staff

NAHANT — Three people were rescued from an overturned boat off the coast of Nahant Friday morning.

The captain of Marilyn M, a commercial fishing boat, found a boat in distress in the area of Swallow Cave and East Point and reported it to Nahant Police, said Police Chief Robert Dwyer.

Nahant Harbormaster Rob Tibbo and Police Sgt. Stephen Shultz located the commercial work vessel further out around 9 a.m. The boat was overturned with the captain and passengers sitting on the hull of the boat waiting to be rescued.

Nobody was injured, but the occupants were not wearing life jackets, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard. They each refused medical assistance.

Tibbo remained on scene until a tow boat arrived to remove the overturned vessel.

The Swampscott Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard, Massachusetts State Police Marine Unit, and Boston Police also responded to assist.

The names of the occupants of the boat have not been released, but the vessel is registered to Black Dog Divers out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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