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3 people rescued, dog dies, after boat capsizes

By Associated Press 10:07 AM July 18, 2014
KENAI, Alaska (AP) –

Three people have been rescued after their boat capsized on the Kenai River, but their dog died.

The Peninsula Clarion (http://is.gd/h6q11t) says nearby boaters pulled the people out of the water after the boat capsized Wednesday night after a wave went over the bow. None of three was injured.

Kenai police Lt. David Ross says the boaters were wearing life jackets.

Ross says that even though boats in the area may have contributed to the waves that caused the boat flip, having boats close by also made for a quick rescue.

A Kenai rescue boat transported two people back to land. The third person got a ride from a fellow boater.

Ross says the capsized boat was recovered.

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Information from: (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula Clarion, http://www.peninsulaclarion.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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