- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says four people were rescued from a tugboat that capsized off Long Island.

Coast Guard spokeswoman Alissa Flockerzi says they were notified at about 3 p.m. Wednesday that the 38-foot towing vessel Sea Lion was taking on water south of Atlantic Beach. She says two pilot boats at the scene rescued the mariners before the tug sank at 4:11 p.m.

She says one of the mariners was seriously injured. The others were being evaluated by an EMS team. The Coast Guard is investigating.

On Monday, a tug that had been towing a 125-foot barge sank when a 10-foot swell broke the tow line. The barge eventually washed up on Silver Point County Park in Atlantic Beach. No one was injured.

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