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Several rescued from sinking boat at Hagg Lake

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HAGG LAKE, OR (KPTV) -

Some boaters came to the rescue of several people whose boat began to sink on Hagg Lake Sunday evening. 

The incident occurred at about 6 p.m., according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. 

Five people and three dogs were aboard the 14-foot boat when it began to sink. Other boaters helped rescue them before deputies arrived.  

Two of the people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

Deputies say the boat sank because there was too much weight on it, and it was on the windiest part of the lake. 

They say only one person was wearing a life jacket at the time. 

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