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4 boaters rescued in overnight operation

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

4 boaters and a dog were rescued from Percy Priest Lake in an overnight operation early Sunday morning.

The boat engine malfunctioned and the vessel quickly filled with water.

The group abandoned the boat and managed to swim to an nearby island.

Crews had difficulty finding the party in pitch black conditions but rescued 3 individuals after a 2 hour search.

A group of bowfisherman also on the lake towed the waterlogged ski boat and another boater to shore.

No injuries have been reported.

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