Coast Guard rescues three people from Lake Ontario Monday morning (video)

By KBJR News 1

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    "Three people aboard a 30-foot sailing boat in Lake Ontario fight to keep the boat afloat as they are being towed to safety by a Coast Guard 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Niagara, N.Y., July 28, 2014. The owner of the boat called the Coast Guard via marine radio after the sail on the vessel was torn and they were unable to make way in gusts of winds up to 25 miles per hour and eight-foot waves, the Coast Guard said.

    (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter York)

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July 29, 2014 Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 12:31 PM CDT

Cleveland, OH (NNCNOW.com) --- Three people were rescued by the Coast Guard Monday morning when their sailboat became disabled three miles away from the entrance of the Niagara River.

One of the people on the 30–foot sailboat was able to make a call to the New York Coast Guard Station, explaining that their sail was torn, they did not have a motor and they were being tossed around by the wind/waves.

Winds were gusting at more than 24 mph, and waves were up to eight feet high.

The Coast Guard launched a rescue drew, and towed the sailboat to their station. The names and hometowns of the people rescued will not be released.

Ramona Marozas