The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office reports eight people and two dogs were rescued Saturday afternoon after their boat’s motor failed while they were on the Mississippi River. The incident happened near the U-S Lock and Dam Number 8 in Genoa. W-E-A-U/T-V reports the operators tied the pontoon boat to a buoy in the river while they waited for help. The Genoa-Harmony Fire Department towed the pontoon boat back to shore. No injuries were reported and no names have been released.

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