Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 2 dogs

The Coast Guard rescues three men and two dogs near Dauphin Island, Alabama, October 12, 2016. A Coast Guard response boat recovered three men and two dogs and transported them back to Station Dauphin Island. - U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island.

The Coast Guard rescues three men and two dogs near Dauphin Island, Alabama, October 12, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three men and two dogs from a sinking vessel near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 10:18 a.m. of a vessel that was taking on water near Dauphin Island.

The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile.

The response boat arrived on scene at approximately 10:30 a.m. and recovered three men and two dogs from the water and transported them back to Station Dauphin Island.

The men were reported to be in stable condition.

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