Three rescued from foundering tug

A tugboat and two barges ran aground in shoals in Lake Michigan Saturday, necessitating the rescue of three people aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The tugboat Kristin J. got hung up near Glencoe, Ill., about 12:30 a.m. but didn’t send out a distress call until about 9 a.m. when it began taking on water, the Coast Guard said in a release on its Web site. A Coast Guard helicopter crew removed the three people from the stranded vessel about 11:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

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