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Coast Guard rescues boaters after sailboat capsizes in harbor

Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, retrieve buoys in the Keweenaw Waterway near Houghton, Mich., Nov. 17, 2013. A crew from the Alder rescued three people Monday after a sailboat capsized in the Duluth-Superior harbor. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people from chilly waters Monday evening after a 15-foot sailboat capsized in the Duluth-Superior harbor. No injuries were reported.

At about 6 p.m., a small boat from the cutter Alder took in the three boaters, who reported they had been in the water for less than five minutes, according to a Coast Guard press release issued Tuesday. The water was in the mid-30s at the time, the service said.

The sailboat was righted and towed to a marina in the bay.

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