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Rescuers help boat crew after poisoning

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It was a rough night on Lake Erie as rat poison got inside the ventilation system of a ship, sending almost everyone on board to the hospital.

Late Tuesday night, both the Canadian Coast Guard and Port Colborne (Ontario) Fire Department had to rescue more than 20 crewmembers who were accidentally poisoned.

The crew was hauling grain from Milwaukee and dropped anchor about four miles from the canal.

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