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2 people rescued by Coast Guard after boat capsizes in Lake Erie

Two people went into the water as a result of the incident. One of them was able to call 911 while in the water.

PERRY, Ohio — Two people are safe after being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard in Lake Erie on Monday.

At approximately 3 p.m., the Coast Guard received a distress signal from an 18-foot boat that capsized in Lake Erie near the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.

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Two people went into the water as a result of the incident. One of them was able to call 911 while in the water. 

Coast Guard members from Station Fairport Harbor were able to pull the two people to safety after being dispatched to the scene. Both were wearing life jackets and are safe.

According to the Coast Guard, it is believed that the boat's engine died and the vessel took on waves, causing it to capsize.

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