WESTPORT - Four men from New York are safe this evening after their boat began sinking near Westport this morning.

Westport fire officials say the men were in a 25-foot Mako boat, which started taking on water about three miles south of Cockenoe Island. They say the men were in about 40 feet of water, with waves as high as three feet, when they put out a distress call.

The men were rescued by the Norwalk Marine Unit, which says the boat had shifted in the wind and tide and started to take on water from the stern.