Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard assisted two people who were in distress southwest of Ledbetter Point near Willapa Bay, Wash., Monday.

Coast Guard Group Astoria, Ore., received a call at 1 p.m. concerning two people aboard a 40-foot vessel that was taking on water.

A 47-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., was launched to the scene, along with a 47-foot rescue boat crew and a 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, Wash.

An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria transported two pumps to the vessel. The vessel was dewatered by the rescue boat crews and then towed to Ilwaco, Wash.

No injuries have been reported.

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