The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a pair of people and dogs from a 33-foot pleasure craft around 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the northeast side of Middle Bass Island.
Trouble began once the boat, occupied by two people and two dogs, hit a rocky bottom. The boat began taking on water.
Shortly thereafter, officers aboard a U.S. Coast Guard 32-foot boat, stationed in Port Clinton, responded to the distress call within minutes. A commercial salvage vessel also responded.
Officers transported the two people and two dogs onto their boat, who were all transported back onto the mainland at a U.S. Coast Guard station in Marblehead. The commercial vessel tugged the pleasure craft boat into the mainland.
There were no reports of injuries, medical concerns or signs of pollution. The U.S. Coast Guard did not release the names of those rescued.