Six people were rescued from a sinking boat off the Virginia coast.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the 28-foot Carolina Classic boat Fishbones started taking on water Sunday morning about 30 miles east of Elizabeth City, N.C.

They were able to control flooding by accelerating up on plane.

The fishing boat Going Deep escorted the boat to Lynnhaven Inlet where it sank.

Crews for Going Deep and the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse each rescued three people from the water.