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Coast Guard rescues four in Illinois

A Coast Guard crew from Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill., rescued two adults and two children after the sailing vessel they were aboard capsized Saturday afternoon, sending all four into the water near Fort Sheridan, Ill.

The boaters used a handheld VHF to call for help at 11:30 a.m., after their vessel capsized.

“Because the boaters used their VHF radio to call for help, rescuers were able to respond much more quickly, increasing the people’s chances of survival,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jeannie Crotty of the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan command center.

Click here for the full report by NBC Chicago.