North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews had to respond to President Point at 5:17 a.m. to rescue three adults in a vessel that had run aground. (Photo courtesy North Kitsap Fire & Rescue)

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews had to respond to President Point at 5:17 a.m. to rescue three adults in a vessel that had run aground. (Photo courtesy North Kitsap Fire & Rescue)

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue pulls three adults from a boat that ran aground near Kingston

KINGSTON — Firefighters from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue were called to the waters near President Point early Wednesday morning to rescue three people from their grounded vessel.

According to a release from NKF&R, three adults were aboard the 65-foot boat off of President Point. Crews were dispatched at 5:17 a.m. after the U.S. Coast Guard received a distress call from the vessel, reporting that it was aground and taking on water. Poulsbo Fire Department responded to the call as well, but were returned once it was indicated that the occupants weren’t in immediate danger.

One North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crew manned the Marine 81 rescue boat and deployed a life raft to reach the occupants and pull them into the rescue boat to take them back to Kingston.

The boat’s operator said he was underway from Gig Harbor and likely fell asleep. He was awakened when an alarm sounded as the vessel began listing and taking on water, the press release stated.

No firefighters or civilians were injured.

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