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Close call for Burlington boaters

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A close call for some boaters on Lake Champlain.

It happened Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. on the west side of Rock Point, near Burlington's Leddy Park.  The Coast Guard says four people in a 15 foot power boat got into trouble when they started to take on water about 100 yards from shore.  A Coast Guard Auxiliary member, who happened to be in the area, was able to rescue the victims just in time.  He says they appeared to be hypothermic.  The Coast Guard says the boat had a leak and that none of the victims were wearing flotation devices.

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