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Coast Guard rescues four people and a dog from grounded boat

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WILLAPA BAY, WA (KPTV) -

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people and their dog after their boat ran aground in Washington.

It happened at 2:40 a.m. Friday near Leadbetter Point at the entrance to Willapa Bay.

The Coast Guard received a mayday call from the 61-foot fishing vessel called Genesis A after it got stuck on a sand bar.

The Coast Guard launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Astoria, OR and a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Grays Harbor, WA.

Responders from Station Cape Disappointment, WA also went to the scene.

At around 3:40 a.m., the helicopter crew hoisted the people onboard, including a dog, and brought them to safety. They did not require medical attention.

No pollution was initially reported, but the Genesis A has the capacity to carry around 1,400 gallons of fuel.

The cause of the ground remains under investigation.

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