- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued three people from a pleasure craft that was adrift 45 miles off Block Island.

The Coast Guard says it received a distress call from the captain of the vessel Blitzen around 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

The captain told them the boat was having engine troubles and was adrift.

The 87-foot Coast Guard cutter Hammerhead responded and was towing the vessel to a Jamestown marina.

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