The United States Coast Guard rescued two teenage boys in Harbor of Refuge off of the coast of Rhode Island on Saturday.
A commercial towing company alerted the Coast Guard to the 15-year-olds after noticing their 21-foot recreational vessel had lost power and the teens were stranded, sitting on a break wall, according to a statement by the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard initially sent a 45-foot response boat to rescue the boys but it was unable to approach them at a close enough distance. The rescue crew deployed one person to swim out to each boy individually and bring them back to the boat.
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Both boys were retrieved without injury and reunited with their parents at the Coast Guard station.