2 people & 2 dogs rescued from Columbia River

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 8, 2013 at 7:35 AM

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- A Coast Guard boat has rescued two people and their two dogs after a pleasure boat capsized near the mouth of the Columbia River off southwest Washington.

Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn said an agency boat from the Cape Disappointment station responded Wednesday afternoon after learning that a 17-foot boat was taking on water near McGowan, Wash.

The Coast Guard crew arrived to find the boat overturned and the people clinging to the boat and their dogs.

All were pulled aboard the Coast Guard boat and taken to nearby Chinook, Wash. No one was hurt. A tow company planned to salvage the partially submerged boat.

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