Eleven rescued from sinking boat near western NY

BUFFALO, NY Lt. Carolyn Moberley of the U.S. Coast Guard says the 40-foot yacht struck rocks Sunday night about a mile from Peace Bridge, just north of where Lake Erie enters the river near Buffalo, N.Y.

No injuries were reported. All 11 people boarded Buffalo police and Coast Guard watercraft and were taken to a Buffalo dock.

Moberley says the boat remains tied to a buoy in the river and will be towed to shore later Monday.

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