Coast Guard assists 3 aboard vessel taking on water near Pine Island, Conn.

The Coast Guard assisted three people after their vessel starting taking on water near Pine Island, Connecticut, Friday, Oct. 20, 2018. A Coast Guard Station New London 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) crew arrived on scene, began dewatering the vessel, then towed the boat to Groton Public Boat Ramp in Groton, Conn. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Beaulieu)

The Coast Guard assisted three people after their vessel starting taking on water near Pine Island, Connecticut, Friday, Oct. 20, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Beaulieu)

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard assisted three people after their vessel starting taking on water near Pine Island, Conn., Friday afternoon.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a call from a good Samaritan over VHF-FM channel 16 at 1:35 p.m., stating that an 18-foot vessel with three people aboard was taking on water near Pine Island, and that the boaters had launched two red flares.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) crew launched from Coast Guard Station New London, arrived on scene, and began dewatering the vessel. The RB-M rescue crew then towed the boat to Groton Public Boat Ramp in Groton, Conn.

No injuries or pollution have been reported.

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