Boat Strikes Bird Island Reef, 3 Rescued

October 17, 2010 Updated Oct 17, 2010 at 4:46 PM EDT

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Boat Strikes Bird Island Reef, 3 Rescued

October 17, 2010 Updated Oct 17, 2010 at 4:46 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY - Three people, two adults and a child, are safe tonight after their boat struck the Bird Island Reef in the Niagara River.

The Coast Guard said they responded to the call around 4pm Sunday afternoon. All of the passengers were transferred to the Coast Guard boat that responded to the call. Thankfully there are no injuries.

The Coast Guard is reporting some gasoline has leaked into the river and they will me monitoring the river for pollution.

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