- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (AP) - It was a busy weekend for the U.S. Coast Guard patrolling the waters of the St. Lawrence River.

The Coast Guard says its personnel rescued five individuals in two separate incidents Friday and Saturday.

In the first incident, a boat from the Guard station at Alexandria Bay spotted a swimmer signaling for help. The man, a Canadian, was in distress after becoming too tired to swim back to shore. With assistance from Canadian authorities the crew returned the man to the Canadian shoreline.

On Saturday afternoon, a Coast Guard boat crew found four people clinging to the side of a capsized personal watercraft in the river. The four people were transported to a nearby marina. No injuries were reported.

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