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Watch: Coast Guard rescues three people, chihuahua from disabled sailboat

By DAVID CARACCIO | The Sacramento Bee | Published: September 26, 2019

(Tribune News Service) — The US Coast Guard rescued three people and a chihuahua from a sailboat 35 miles adrift off Klamath, California, on Wednesday.

Video shows the boat’s three passengers and a dog hoisted to safety by a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

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The 52-year-old captain of the sailboat contacted the Humboldt Bay Command Center around 6:25 a.m. He said the vessel had lost propulsion in 35-knot winds and 15- to 20-foot waves that threatened to capsize the vessel, according to the Coast Guard.

The passengers were transported to Sector Humboldt Bay in McKinleyville, where they were met by awaiting emergency medical services personnel, the Coast Guard said.

Storyful contributed to his report.

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