3 rescued from sinking Portland boat

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A 43-foot boat sinks in the North Portland Harbor Sept. 18, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a sinking boat near Jantzen Beach Wednesday night.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a distress call around 4:30 p.m. when a 43-foot vessel began taking on water. Two 25-foot Response Boat-Small crews from Marine Safety and Security Team Seattle were conducting training in the area and diverted to the scene.

Crewmembers were able to rescue all three people from the boat. It eventually sank in approximately eight feet of water near North Portland Harbor.

All three were taken to Jantzen Beach. No medical attention was needed.

The boat has about 200 gallons of fuel on-board. The Coast Guard reports that the fuel so far has not leaked into the harbor.

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