(Updated 1:40 p.m. July 21) — This story has been updated to reflect that the object struck by the boat was reportedly a whale.
BLOCK ISLAND — No injuries were reported as the Coast Guard rescued five people from a boat off Block Island after the vessel struck an object on Monday morning.
U.S. Coast Guard Northeast posted photos of the rescue to Twitter just after 9:30 a.m. on July 12.
Coast Guardsmen from Point Judith Station rescued those aboard the pleasure craft "No Plans" after it struck an object 10 miles off Block Island, the tweet stated.
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Photos posted by the government body show a gaping hole in the boat's hull.
According to the Coast Guard tweet, a hole in the vessel was patched and the "No Plans" was towed into Point Judith with the help of Rhode Island-based boat towing, assistance and salvage company Safe/Sea.
The Coast Guard tweeted that no injuries were reported in the incident.
Authorities did not identify the object that the boat struck, although reports indicate that it may have been a whale.
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