PORT TOWNSEND — Three people and their dog were rescued from their boat, which was sinking in Port Townsend Bay on Thursday.
No one was hurt.
The boat continued to sink just off the east side of Point Hudson late Thursday afternoon. The U.S. Coast Guard took over the scene at about 1:15 p.m.
The Port Townsend Police Department, East Jefferson Fire and Rescue, and the Coast Guard answered a call for help at about 12:35 p.m.
The call came from the three passengers on board, who were out in the Port Townsend Bay as their 49-foot wood hull boat began taking on water following a loss of power.
East Jefferson Fire and Rescue (EJFR) firefighters, in the department’s rescue boat, attempted to pump out the water and tow the ship away from the entrance to the marina, but the boat continued to take on water.
Initially, EJFR was going to take the boat to the haul-out at Point Hudson, but it was determined that it was too big for the haul out to manage, and rescuers decided it would be brought close to shore.