ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) – An old riverboat has sunk in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

The Coast Guard says the 87-foot Spirit of Sacramento took on water early Sunday and capsized overnight near Bethel Island in Contra Costa County.

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Two people on board the paddle wheel tour boat jumped in a dinghy and made it safely to shore.

The Coast Guard says the vessel may have had as much as 600 gallons of diesel onboard.

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Authorities are working to stabilize the riverboat while responding to the oil pollution.

 

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