RACINE, Wis. -

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued two people from a boat taking on water in Lake Michigan near Racine.

The Coast Guard got a call of distressed boaters on a marine radio channel late Tuesday. The caller said the boat's propeller shaft was broken and the boat was taking on water.

The Kenosha News reports a rescue boat crew from Kenosha's Coast Guard station launched just after midnight and reached the distressed boaters by 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The boat was located seven miles east of Racine.