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The Coast Guard this morning rescued three people after their boat started taking on water in Lake Area, near the mouth of the Buffalo River, officials said.

Buffalo 911 dispatch reported the incident at about 9:10 a.m., authorities said, and the Coast Guard was on scene 10 minutes later and found the boat on top of Rose’s Reef, making a direct approach to the boat difficult.

Coast Guard crews navigated around the reef and towed the badly damaged boat to Buffalo First Marina, wofficials said.

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