RIPR News
3:05 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Seven rescued after pleasure boat capsizes

Providence, R.I. – A pleasure boat overturned this morning near the Sakonnet Lighthouse, but all seven people on board were rescued without injury. It happened around 10 a.m.

A good Samaritan in a kayak pulled two of the victims out of the water before radioing the Coast Guard for help. The Coast Guard boat couldn't get close enough to the capsized vessel so a crew from the Middletown Fire and Rescue Unit rescued three people from the rocks and two from the water.

All were taken to Little Compton.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.