ANTIOCH -- Three injured people were rescued by U.S. Coast Guard crews Sunday morning after their boat was grounded east of the Antioch Bridge, authorities said.

No one was seriously injured.

At 11:12 a.m., Coast Guard Station Rio Vista received a call from a person aboard a grounded 40-foot recreational boat, requesting assistance for one passenger who had a back injury and two other passengers who sustained arm injuries when their boat was grounded. Their names, ages and hometowns were not released.

Station Rio Vista launched a 29-foot rescue boat with a crew and one emergency medical technician from the Rio Vista Fire Department. Crews from the Contra Costa Fire Department also responded with a rescue boat to assist.

All three people were transported to area hospitals for treatment by emergency medical crews waiting on shore.

"The teamwork displayed in this case highlights the close partnership the Coast Guard shares with other Bay Area first responders," said Lt. Jared Hood, a command duty officer at the U.S. Coast Guard Command Center in San Francisco. "Those partnerships are crucial in ensuring we provide the services necessary to mariners in need."

The cause of the boat trouble was not released Sunday evening.

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