Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking vessel off Montauk

A Coast Guard crew on Saturday rescued two boaters whose 10-foot foldable boat was taking on water off of Montauk Point.

The Coast Guard says the boaters radioed a distress call at 3:30 p.m. Saturday saying their boat was taking on water and drifting out to sea.

The boat had a small motor, but the motor couldn't keep up with the current.

A rescue crew was dispatched from Coast Guard Station Montauk.

Meanwhile, a fishing boat heard the distress call and located the foldable boat. The captain of the fishing boat provided a bucket to help keep the distressed vessel afloat.

Coast Guard crew members arrived and pulled the boaters from the sinking vessel aboard their rescue boat.

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