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VIDEO: Stranded teens rescued after boat loses power

Posted at 7:46 AM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 07:46:12-04

NARRAGANSETT, RI (CNN) – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two 15-year-olds in Rhode Island when their boat lost power Saturday.

A commercial towing company called the Coast Guard to report the teenage boys were stranded on a break wall with a disabled 21-foot recreational boat.

The Coast Guard crew sent a 45-foot boot to rescue the teens, but it wasn’t able to get close enough to the wall.

A swimmer jumped in and brought each boy to the rescue boat individually. The boys were wearing life jackets, and no injuries were reported.

The teens were reunited with their parents.

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