Coast Guard rescues 2 people from sunken boat
Saturday, September 10, 2011
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- The Coast Guard has rescued two people and their dog after their vessel sank about 60 miles west of Coos Bay on Saturday.
The Coast Guard was called from the 34-foot wooden-hulled fishing vessel Maro at about 11 p.m. on Friday. The two people on board reported they were taking on water fast after a plank split in the boat's hull.
The Coast Guard sent two helicopters, which arrived after midnight and found that the vessel had sunk. The two people on board were floating in a life raft with their dog.
No one was injured in the sinking or rescue.
The Coast Guard did not release the identities of the people rescued.