ILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from an overturned vessel in the Ilwaco Channel, Saturday.

The two people were rescued from the water by a 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment and transferred to local emergency medical services. They were reported to be showing signs of possible hypothermia.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, received a report on VHF-FM radio channel 16 of an overturn 16-foot aluminum boat and two people in the water at 4:45 p.m. The RB-S crew was launched and arrived on scene at approximately 4:55 p.m.

The overturned 16-foot aluminum vessel reportedly sank and there were no reported signs of pollution.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters that while the weather is warm during the summer months, water temperatures around the Pacific Northwest still remain much colder. Anyone going out on a boat should dress appropriately for the water temperature and wear a life jacket.

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