2 men, 1 perhaps hypothermic, rescued off Rhode Island

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued two people over the weekend whose boat became disabled about five miles southwest of Watch Hill, one of whom appeared to be suffering from hypothermia.

The operator of a 17-foot fishing boat contacted the Coast Guard on Sunday and reported that his vessel was disabled and in need of assistance.

A crew from Station Point Judith was sent to the scene.

One of the men had been soaking wet for four or five hours in high winds and was "in pretty bad shape." He was given dry garments and blankets and placed hear a heater. Emergency Medical Services personnel took over his care when the boat reached shore.

The boat was towed by the Coast Guard to the Stonington Harbor Yacht Club in Connecticut.

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