Coast Guard rescues two boaters off coast of Cape Flattery, Wash.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from the 20-foot sailing vessel Tuuletar, Saturday, approximately 70 miles southwest of Cape Flattery near Neah Bay, Wash.

The Coast Guard received a report at approximately 1 p.m., Friday, from the captain of the Tuuletar stating he and his crewmember were exhausted, seasick and in need of a tow. The Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, based in Bellingham, Wash., was diverted to the scene.

The Swordfish crew arrived on scene at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday and took the vessel in tow. At 12 p.m. the Swordfish transferred tow of the sailing vessel to a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Neah Bay but continued to transfer the two boaters to shore.

At 1:17 p.m., the crew of the Swordfish arrived at Station Neah Bay and transferred the boaters to shore. No injuries were reported. The 47-foot motor lifeboat crew completed the tow to Makah Marina in Neah Bay at 2:23 p.m.

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