By Staff

CHATHAM (CBS) — Four people and two dogs are safe after they were rescued from their sinking boat on Saturday morning. The Chatham Harbormaster was notified about the boat around 9:15 a.m.

The boat was about 11 miles east of Chatham.

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While patrol crews were on the way, the sinking boat was able to use a hand-held flare to grab the attention of a nearby boat, which came to their rescue.

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“All four persons and two dogs were safely disembarked from the sinking vessel minutes prior to it capsizing,” said a statement from the Chatham Harbormaster.

Four people and two dogs were saved from a sinking boat off Chatham Saturday morning (Photos Via Chatham Harbormaster)

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The patrol boat arrived at 9:50 a.m. to take those who were rescued back to the port. No injuries or medical emergencies were reported. Staff