11 people rescued after 2 boats crash near Astoria

ASTORIA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says boaters rescued 11 people from the Columbia River after two boats crashed near Astoria. KATU-TV reports the collision was reported at about 9 a.m. Monday near the mouth of the Columbia on the Washington State side of the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Initial reports say that a 20-foot boat collided with a 6-passenger boat, and both sank. Officials say 11 people ended up in the water and other boaters who were in the area rushed to help. While officials do not know the current conditions of those boaters, they said everyone was rescued.