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Boat careens off Texas dam; boaters rescued

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HOUSTON (AP) — A boat carrying four people, including two boys ages 6 and 7, careened off a 150-foot dam on the Colorado River and became wedged near the bottom, authorities said.

The boaters were rescued Friday and two of them, including one child, were airlifted to a nearby hospital, Coast Guard spokesman Adam Eggers said.

The Matagorda County Sheriff's Office on Saturday identified the two adults as Shawn Allen Vincik and Alfred Ernest Tobola, both of Guy, Texas.

The recreation-style boat submerged into whitewater-speed rapids after going over the falls near Bay City, Eggers said.