LUMMI ISLAND - The U.S. Coast Guard came to the aid of two people as their 38-foot boat began taking on water south of Lummi Island Friday, April 19.
At about 10:40 a.m., the Coast Guard received a radio call from the pleasure craft White Fox, which was taking on water south of Lummi Island, near Vendovi Island, according to a news release from the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard launched a response boat from Bellingham and a helicopter from Port Angeles. The response boat arrived about 20 minutes later.
A Coast Guard crewmember was able to board the White Fox and fix a faulty valve on the vessel, preventing it from taking on more water, according to the news release. The crewmember then assisted in pumping water from the White Fox.
The response boat towed the craft to Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham, arriving at about 12:40 p.m. No injuries were reported.
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