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Good Samaritan and Coast Guard respond to capsized boat

July 21, 2018

EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan have rescued four people from a capsized vessel in Niantic Bay in Connecticut.

Officials say watch standers from the Long Island Sound command center of the Coast Guard received a call about a 21-foot pleasure boat taking on water.

A private boat also heard the call via the VHF-FM radio channel and responded shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday, taking all four people onto its boat.

Authorities arrived at the scene shortly after. There were no reported injuries. The capsized vessel has been marked as a navigational hazard, and the owner is working with commercial salvage to remove it.

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