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2 people rescued after boat capsizes off Plum Island

Two people were rescued this afternoon after their boat capsized off Plum Island, a US Coast Guard spokesman said.

The two boaters were out on the water when their boat capsized, dumping them into the waves. Luckily, a nearby sailboat saw this unfold, and called for help, Coast Guard spokesman Ross Ruddell said in a telephone interview.

The boaters were taken to land, where they were treated by EMS workers. They did not suffer severe injuries, Ruddell said.

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He was not sure why the boat capsized.