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updated: 8/4/2014 6:14 AM

Sheriff: Wisconsin pair, dog rescued from boat

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Associated Press

RACINE, Wis. -- The Racine County water patrol has rescued two people and a dog from a flooding boat on Lake Michigan.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the county sheriff's office says a 39-year-old Oak Creek woman was sailing her boat with a 45-year-old Milwaukee man Sunday. The 33-foot vessel ran aground about a quarter mile from shore near Wind Point.

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The woman tried to free the boat. Water flowing in couldn't be pumped out quickly enough.

The sheriff's office responded to a marine radio distress call. The woman told authorities she wasn't familiar with the area and didn't know the water was too shallow for the sailboat.

The people and dog were transferred to a sheriff's patrol boat and taken to a marina without injuries.

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