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Coast Guard rescues two from grounded vessel near Sucia Island

The USCGC Sea Lion ... 87-foot patrol boat rescues two people from wooden boat grounded on rocks near Sucia Island late Tuesday. - U.S. Coast Guard
The USCGC Sea Lion ... 87-foot patrol boat rescues two people from wooden boat grounded on rocks near Sucia Island late Tuesday.
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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from a grounded 30-foot recreational boat in the northern San Juan Islands, late Tuesday.

At about 11 p.m. the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Bellingham, was near Sucia Island State Park when the crew came across the 30-foot wooden boat, Gypsy, grounded on some rocks.

The cutter Sea Lion dispatched its small cutter-boat crew to rescue Robert Knapp, owner of the grounded vessel, and passenger Wendy Davis.

Coast Guard Station Bellingham dispatched a 33-foot boat crew to transport Knapp and Davis to Blaine.

The Gypsy was known to have about 50 gallons of diesel fuel aboard at the time of the grounding. No pollution has been reported and no injuries were reported, the Coast Guard stated.

A commercial provider from Vessel Assist was expected to be on scene today to investigate for any evidence of pollution.

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