2 rescued from sinking boat by WA State Ferries crew members

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(Washington State Ferries // Mark Mason)

Washington State Ferries crew members rescued two people from a sinking boat Wednesday morning.

According to WSF, a boat ran aground in Wasp Passage—located between Crane Island and Shaw Island—and right on a state ferry route. The boat started sinking, but the M/V Tillikum happened to be nearby.

Tillikum crew members got into a rescue boat and drove out to the stranded boaters.

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WSF says their members are trained for emergency situations like these.