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October 22, 2018

The 45-foot response boat surface swimmer swims to the break wall to rescue the two stranded teenagers on Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Point Judith, Rhode Island. The teenagers were wearing life jackets and no injuries were reported. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Sears)

Coast Guard rescues 2 teenagers near Point Judith


The Coast Guard rescued two 15-year-old boys Saturday after their boat lost power in Harbor of Refuge, located in Point Judith.

A commercial towing company called the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Point Judith reporting two teenagers had a disabled 21-foot recreational boat, and they were stranded on a nearby break wall.

A 45-foot response boat crew from the station launched. When the crew arrived on scene, the boat was unable to get close enough to the break wall to rescue the two boys. The crew deployed a surface swimmer who swam to the rocks and brought each boy to the rescue boat individually. 

No injuries were reported. The boat crew brought the boys back safely to the station where they were reunited with their awaiting parents.