PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard says it came to the aid of a grounded sailboat with two people aboard near Portland.

A call came in early Saturday from the 47-foot sailing vessel Benchmark, reporting that the vessel ran aground with two people aboard.

A Coast Guard rescue crew determined the vessel was taking on water and started to pump the water from the vessel as it was being towed to Portland.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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