2 Men, 1 Dog Rescued From Drifting Boat Near Whidbey Island

COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued two men and a dog from a small boat blown away from a Whidbey Island shore in 45 mph winds.

Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says a helicopter dispatched to the scene Monday found the men and dog adrift in an 18-foot boat a mile offshore with no engine, sail or other means of propulsion.

All three were hoisted to safety. Littlejohn says the men were checked at a local hospital and released.

The men said they had been blown away from the shore while trying to trailer the boat.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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