Rescue crews busy over the weekend

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With the boating season waning in the northern states, the Coast Guard responded to numerous calls from boaters trying to stretch the season.

Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard crews rescued two boaters and a dog Sunday morning after they were reported overdue in Lake Ontario.

Search-and-rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo were contacted and told that a boater had left Lewiston, N.Y., Saturday afternoon and was expected back at 5:30 p.m. but had not returned home.

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Coast Guard Station Brant Point (Mass.) rescued a man at approximately midnight Friday after his 40-foot vessel ran aground and began to take on water on the jetty at the entrance of Nantucket channel.

Shortly thereafter, the boat began to take on water and quickly capsized.

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Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police Marine Bureau officers rescued three men from a sinking sailboat in Long Island Sound.

Marine bureau officers David Goldstein, Matthew Funaro and Christopher Richmond responded to a 7:20 p.m. mayday call from a 30-foot Beneteau sailboat with three men on board stating they were sinking in waters with strong gale-force winds and 5- to 6-foot waves.

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