PHOTOS: Coast Guard rescues 2 people from sinking boat off Washington coast
SEQUIM, Wash. -- A Coast Guard crew rescued a man and a woman from a sinking boat Friday near Sequim.
Officials received a distress call around 7:31 a.m. from the owner of the 67-foot recreational vessel 'Lady A' saying that they were abandoning ship into a life raft.
The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and a response boat. A crew from the nearby tanker vessel 'Tokyo Express' launched a boat crew.
The Coast Guard boat found the sinking vessel with the two people still on board. They were rescued and taken to Port Angeles.
Officials said they did not require any medical attention.
The 'Lady A' reportedly sank in 180 feet of water with about 700 gallons of diesel. The Coast Guard said the vessel is not a hazard to navigation.
"Pollution responders from Sector Puget Sound’s incident management division have been notified and are working with the owner of the vessel and the Washington State Department of Ecology to determine if the vessel can be salvaged," according to the Coast Guard.