Crews Rescue Two Stranded in Sailboat During Snowstorm

By WQAD-TV

MOLINE, Illinois - Two people were rescued when their sailboat became stranded on a lateral dam in the Mississippi River.

Rescue crews began searching for the sailboat after being called to the area near the Captain's Table restaurant, 4801 River Drive in Moline, Illinois around 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

Fog and snowfall reduced visibility on the water so severely that rescuers had the stranded boaters fire a flare to help crews locate them.

The two people aboard the sailboat were reportedly cold but not injured.

It was unclear how the sailboat became stranded.
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