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3 adults rescued from Lake Tahoe after boat takes on water

Staff report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people on Lake Tahoe at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after their boat began taking on water.

A distress call was received shortly after 3 p.m. that the 25-foot vessel "JUST ENOUGH" was taking on water near the California/Nevada border of the South Shore, according to a statement from the Coast Guard.

Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. When the vessel's operator secured the engine, the vessel stopped taking on water.

Station Lake Tahoe embarked the three adults from the boat, and a Good Samaritan boat, "SUNDANCE," helped tow the disabled JUST ENOUGH to Tahoe Keys Marina.

No one was hurt in the incident.

"We highly advise all boaters to wear life jackets and always have an effective way to communicate with response agencies," Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Dan Polhemus, officer in charge of Station Lake Tahoe, said in a statement. "While boaters rely on cell phones for emergency communications on the water, VHF-FM radios are the most reliable form of communication."