Coast Guard rescues two from a sinking boat near Bainbridge Island, Wash.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued two teenagers from a 10-foot boat taking on water near Illahee State Park in Bainbridge Island, Wash., Tuesday.

The teenagers were taken to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Wash., to be treated for hypothermia.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received notification of a possible person in the water at approximately 6:55 p.m.

A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Seattle dispatched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles was redirected from training to the scene. Personnel from Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department, Bainbridge Fire Department and Bainbridge Police Department assisted in the search.

The aircrew aboard the Dolphin located a 10-foot boat with two teenagers aboard.

The teenagers were directed to the RB-M and the boatcrew verified that they had called for help. The boatcrew also discovered that the boat was taking on water.

The teenagers were taken aboard the RB-M and transported to Fort Ward on Bainbridge Island where local emergency medical services were waiting.

Bainbridge Fire Department moored the boat in Eagle Harbor.

Coast Guard personnel train regularly alongside Washington State agencies to ensure coordinated and efficient efforts during responses.

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