- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has helped rescue two people and their dog from a sailboat near the Apostle Islands.

The 29-foot sailboat was taking on water near Sand Island and being pushed aground by winds Tuesday night.

A Coast Guard boat from Bayfield was deployed along with a rescue air crew from Traverse City, Michigan. During the rescue attempt, one of the sailboat’s passengers fell overboard but was able to swim ashore.

A rescue swimmer brought the passenger to the response boat. KQDS-TV (https://bit.ly/1No5gbI ) reports the rescue swimmer was able to help the sailboat’s remaining passenger and his dog into a basket, which was hoisted up to a helicopter.

Both passengers were taken to Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. The Coast Guard isn’t releasing their names or where they’re from.

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