Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat taking on water

The Coast Guard rescues four people from a boat that was taking on water approximately 18 miles southwest of Dauphin Island, Alabama, August 5, 2017. The four people were transported to Station Dauphin Island in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island/Released)

The Coast Guard rescues four people from a boat that was taking on water approximately 18 miles southwest of Dauphin Island, Alabama, August 5, 2017.  Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a boat that was taking on water approximately 18 miles southwest of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 10:39 a.m. of the 27-foot boat taking on water.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island to assist the people aboard the boat.

The boatcrew arrived on scene at 11:17 a.m. and recovered the people.

The boatcrew was unable to dewater the boat and the boat overturned.

The four people were transported to Station Dauphin Island in stable condition.

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